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  • 2:01 PM IST

    The English openers, Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley walk out to the middle. The Protea players are already on the field. Vernon Philander will start the proceedings for the hosts with the ball.

  • 1:55 PM IST

    Both teams are making their way out to the ground to stand in respect of their respective National Anthems.

  • 1:55 PM IST

    Faf du Plessis, South Africa skipper, says that he would’ve batted first on this wicket too. Tells that in the first session of Day 1, there’s always something on the wicket. Tells that they would try to get 3-4 wickets in the first session. On Pieter Malan’s debut, Du Plessis says that it’s a great chance for him and its always good to be playing in front of your home crowd. Says that they have just one Test and not really a lot of things change for them. Adds that there are still three Tests in this series against a quality side.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    Joe Root, England captain, ells that the surface is looking good to bat. Thanks the supporters for coming all the way from England to support them. Mentions three changes in the side. Says that Zak is a fine player who had a great season with Kent and now he has a chance to show how good he is. Feels this game is a challenge for everyone. On Ollie’s inclusion, Root mentions that Ollie showed great performance during his game against New Zealand.

  • 1:36 PM IST

    SOUTH AFRICA (PLAYING XI) – Pieter Malan (DEBUT, IN PLACE OF AIDEN MARKRAM), Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

  • 1:36 PM IST

    ENGLAND (PLAYING XI) – Zak Crawley (IN PLACE OF RORY BURNS), Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope (IN PLACE OF JONNY BAIRSTOW), Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess (IN PLACE OF JOFRA ARCHER), Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

  • 1:36 PM IST

    Toss – Up goes the coin and it lands in favour of England. They choose to bat first.

  • 1:36 PM IST

    Update – Just before the toss, England have another blow as Jofra Archer has been ruled out of this Test due to an elbow injury. He will have second scan to understand the extend of his injury. Looks like a long list of change is coming from the English side.

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