Proteas chase 152 for victory

2015-08-14 19:32
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the opening T20 International against New Zealand at Kingsmead on Friday due to the injury of a tendon in his left knee.

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AB de Villiers, the squad vice-captain, has won the toss and elected to bowl, with Morne van Wyk taking the gloves and opening the batting alongside Hashim Amla.

Du Plessis will be closely monitored in the next 48 hours before a call is made on his availability for the second match in Centurion on Sunday.


South Africa XI

AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Morne van Wyk (wk), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, George Worker, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan

Match Officials

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Standing Umpires: Shaun George & Johan Cloete

Third Umpire: Adrian Holdstock  

Fourth Umpire: Patrick Jele

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