He hurt ligaments on Thursday trying to kick the ball away as his captain Joe Root bore down on him.
anger has defended the decision to leave Josh Hazlewood out of the World Cup squad, saying the paceman lacked match fitness as he recovers from a back injury.
Du Plessis acknowledged that Amla, 35, had slipped from his previous high standards, scoring only 444 runs at an average of 23.36 since his last century.
Khawaja was not out 67 and captain Paine, who was involved in a verbal exchange with Indian counterpart Virat Kohli at the end of the third day's play, was on 37.
Former coach Anil Kumble quit over a rift with Kohli in June 2017, saying his relationship with the skipper was "untenable".
Thursday's opening delivery of the first test against India marks the start of a long summer job to win back the hearts of a sceptical public.
Mendis was batting on 77 at the break, hitting seven boundaries and a six in his knock. Silva, meanwhile, was on 37 with Sri Lanka.
England's top order has been unsettled since former captain and opener Andrew Strauss retired in 2012.
he 145-page report conducted by The Ethics Centre found a disconnect between state associations and the national body.
Pakistan stretched their lead to a daunting 281 by stumps on day two with Zaman's 66 and an unbeaten 54 by Ali taking them to 144-2.
Disgraced cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner made stunning returns to Australian cricket Saturday.
England and Australia have backed their players following allegations of corruption in the sport made in a documentary to be aired by news organisation
Ben Stokes' return to international cricket was thrown into fresh doubt on Thursday when he was instructed to appear in court on the same day.
Test debutant Lungi Ngidi sensationally bowled South Africa to a series-clinching win on Wednesday, taking six for 39 as India were beaten by 135 runs on the fifth day of the second Test.
There is variable bounce, plenty of turn and the pitch is still on the slow side as South Africa aim to protect a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Perth Stadium is set to take over hosting duties from the historic WACA ground after the International Cricket Council (ICC)
The world's top test bowler Kagiso Rabada says it is his ambition to open the bowling for South Africa, but he will likely have to wait for his chance
England pace bowler James Anderson has described as "ridiculous" accusations that he was involved in tampering with the ball.
Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England's beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes test.
Darren Lehmann will step down as Australia coach after the 2019 Ashes series in England .