South Africa win toss, elect to bat against England in second ODI

South Africa will look to continue their winning momentum after their Test series victory against England Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Southampton: Aug 28, 2012

South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and opted to bat first in the second One-Day International (ODI) against England at Rose Bowl on Tuesday.

The first One-Day International (ODI) between England and South Africa was abandoned due to rains on Friday.

England is No 1 in ODI, however if they lose to South Africa, they lose the top spot to the visitors.

England rose to the top of the one-day world rankings on the back of 10 wins in 2012, including a 4-0 series rout of Australia.

England will be playing without star batsman Kevin Pietersen after the text message controversy that led to his omission from the squad.

South Africa earlier beat England 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series which took them to number one position in Test Rankings.


England: Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

South Africa: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Tim Bresnan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson

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