Matt Prior taken ill during tour match

Prior taken ill during tour match
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Matt Prior is forced off the field during England's final warm-up match for the India Test series with a stomach bug.

Matt Prior was forced to leave the field with illness during England's tour match in Ahmedabad this morning.

The Sussex wicket-keeper made a quickfire 41 in the morning as England finished on 521-9, but struggled through the afternoon session with a stomach bug.

Due to the position of the match - England have a commanding lead of 349 - the umpires and the Indian Cricket Board granted special dispensation for Jonny Bairstow to step in behind the stumps after tea.

In normal circumstances, substitute wicket-keepers would not be allowed, but the decision was made for Prior to leave the field to "stop the illness from spreading".

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