Proteas win toss, bowl first

2014-10-20 23:35
AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn (AFP)
Cape Town - Proteas captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bowl on Tuesday in the first one-day cricket international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval.

The match is the first of a three-match series and marks the start of both team's preparations for the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia next year. It is the first of 17 one-day internationals New Zealand will play before their opening World Cup match next February.

South Africa next travels to Australia for five one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals.

De Villiers said "we're here to win.

"I feel we've got the best opportunity bowling first, maybe get a few wickets in the first 10 and put New Zealand under a bit of pressure."

New Zealand:
James Neesham, Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult

South Africa:
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel


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