[caption id="attachment_669465" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/South-Africa-Test.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-669465" alt="South Africa Test side Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/South-Africa-Test.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> South Africa Test side Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> will play<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/zimbabwe"> Zimbabwe</a> in a four-day Test on the Boxing Day, as BCCI decided to give <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> some rest ahead of the gruelling tour. ICC has confirmed the playing conditions for the four-day Boxing Day. A minimum of 98 overs will be bowled per day a total of 392 overs in a match which is 58 less than a usual five-day Test. <p></p> <p></p>[read-also]668517[/read-also] <p></p> <p></p>An extra half hour will be allowed in the first two sessions of the day. It will add eight more overs in the play. The follow-on will be reduced to 150 from 200; it will benefit the teams who push for result. <p></p> <p></p>The match between South Africa and Zimbabwe, being a day-night match, will have a 20-minute tea interval and a 40-minute dinner break. The match is scheduled at at 1.30 pm. <p></p> <p></p>The four-day concept is likely to make Tests more attractive and result-oriented. ICC has approved a trial for four-day Test in October that will be played till 2019 World Cup.