Amla wins toss, opts to bowl

2015-12-26 10:14
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Hashim Amla has won the toss and decided that the Proteas will bowl first in overcast conditions on Day 1 of the first Test match at Kingsmead.

Live Scoring: Proteas v England

The Proteas have decided on a balanced attack, meaning off-spinner Dane Piedt features in the starting lineup. 

Kyle Abbot has been selected at the third seamer while Temba Bavuma will bat in the middle-order. 

For England, Alex Hales will make his test debut, Chris Woakes plays in place of the injured James Anderson and Steven Finn is recalled thanks to his impressive bowling display against South Africa 'A'.

Rain forced the players off the field after only six over. Lunch will be taken at 12h00 with play resuming at 12h40.

Score Update (Rain delay)

England 12/1 after 6 overs

Cook 0

Hayles 10*

Compton 1*

Steyn 1/0 in 3 overs


South Africa

D Elgar, S van Zyl, HM Amla*, AB de Villiers†, F du Plessis, JP Duminy, T Bavuma, KJ Abbott, M Morkel, DL Piedt, DW Steyn


AN Cook*, AD Hales, JE Root, JWA Taylor, NRD Compton, JM Bairstow†, CR Woakes, BA Stokes, SCJ Broad, MM Ali, ST Finn


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