Quinton de Kock makes a return to the Test side after almost 2 years © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock makes a return to the Test side after almost 2 years © Getty Images

South Africa made a couple of changes in the squad for the upcoming second Test against England at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, bringing in the reliable middle-order batsman Quinton de Kock and reliable fast bowler Chris Morris to the side. South Africa, who lost the opening Test to England at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Wednesday, by a massive 241 runs, would aim to strike back in the second Test, scheduled to begin from January 2, and level terms in the series. The inclusion of de Kock and Morris comes as a big boost, following the unavailability of Dale Steyn, who suffered a shoulder injury in the opening Test. Full Cricket Scorecard: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 2nd Test at Cape Town

South Africa’s horrendous run in Test cricket continued as England romped home to victory in the first Test at Durban, hammering the world No. 1 ranked team by a massive margin of 241 runs. England were on their top gear right from the beginning of the game, as the South Africans, reeling with far too many issues on and off the field, could not prevent the tourists to better their record at Durban. The hosts have now lost five out of their last six Tests at Durban, and much to the delight of the England cricket team and their fans, as their unbeaten run at the venue remains to be intact, which began in 1928. ALSO READ: Quinton de Kock’s dropping may hurt South Africa in first two Tests vs England

After being set a target of 416 by England, South African openers Stiaan Van Zyl and Dean Elgar gave them a considerate start bringing up fifty runs in 9.5 overs. For South Africa, off-spinner Dane Piedt gave his best ever performance in Tests producing figures of five for 156 off 33 overs.