Live Updates

  • 1:27 PM IST

    We are all set to begin. The England players are out in the middle.

  • 1:25 PM IST

    The players from both the sides are coming out of for the National Anthems first up. Firs it is for England and then that will be followed by South Africa.

  • 1:22 PM IST

    Faf du Plessis, South Africa skipper, says that they expected England to bowl first provided the kind of bowling unit they have. Tells that Day 2 and Day 3 will be good to bat on and then the coming days will see the cracks open up and wicket will get tricky. On Pakistan and England tour, Faf says that lot of things have happened for them but they are still standing and mentions that they’re looking forward to the new year. On retired experienced players like Smith, Boucher and Kallis taking important roles in South African Cricket, du Plessis says that these are experienced players and they bring a lot on table for the game of cricket. Tells that they will try to make sure they put on a good performance for the fans.

  • 1:21 PM IST

    Joe Root, England captain, says that the decision to bowl first is quite a tricky one but they would like to explore the grass on the wicket. Tells that Leach is unfit and hence the 5-seam attack for them. Talking about Stokes’ return, The England skipper says that the time is tough for him right now but he has decided to play this game. On Anderson’s 150 Test, Root says that as a fast bowler playing 150 Test is a massive achievement.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    SOUTH AFRICA (PLAYING XI)- Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen (Test DEBUT), Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Dwaine Pretorius (TEST DEBUT), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    ENGLAND (Playing XI) – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    TOSS – Up goes the coin and it lands in the favour of England. They will bowl first.

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