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  • 1:30 PM IST

    The players take their position on the field. Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley walk out to open for the English.

  • 1:27 PM IST

    Faf smiles on being informed that this is the 6th toss in a row that he has lost. But is happy that he does not have to make any decision as due to the wind coming in on the second day, batting sometimes gets easier on Day 2. On the team change, du Plessis says that it was a difficult decision to make and they have decided to hand DANE PATERSON a debut, who is a skiddy bowler. Admits that there are a lot of noises around and wants his team and his own self to shut those noises and concentrate harder.

  • 1:26 PM IST

    England captain, Joe Root, says that it looks a good surface but seems dry underneath and could deteriorate as the match goes on. Informs that Mark Wood comes in for James Anderson who has gone back home. Is happy that his young unit delivered in the second Test and is looking forward to build on the momentum. On Archer and Wood, Joe says that Archer pulled up sore this morning and praises Wood for getting himself fit. Is excited with the prospect of having both in the same XI, sometime in the near future.

  • 1:10 PM IST

    SOUTH AFRICA (PLAYING XI) – Pieter Malan, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Dane Peterson (DEBUT) (In place of Dwaine Pretorius), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    ENGLAND (PLAYING XI) – Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood (In place of James Anderson).

  • 1:09 PM IST

    TOSS – Joe Root calls correctly. ENGLAND WILL BAT FIRST. Not surprising, because it is all about battling out the first couple of hours. Batting last generally ain’t easy here.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    The series stands 1-1 but England surprisingly won the second Test, in spite of being a bowler down and two key players ruled out before that game. Half the squad has been fighting with stomach bugs and hopefully, they are fine now.

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