England win toss, opt to bat at Newlands

2016-01-02 10:10
Chris Morris (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - England captain Alastair Cook has won the toss and decided his team will bat first in the second Test match against the Proteas at Newlands. 

Live: Proteas v England

The Proteas have made three changes to their line-up from Durban with Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris coming in for the injured duo of Dale Steyn and Kyle Abbott while Quinton de Kock will replace JP Duminy and take over wicket-keeping duties from AB de Villiers. 

Morris will win his first Test cap for the Proteas, while Rabada is playing in his first home Test match.

Jimmy Anderson returns to the England line-up after recovering from a calf strain.

He replaces Chris Woakes. 


England 76/1 after 7 overs at lunch

Cook 27

Hales 38*

Compton 3*

Rabada 1/25 in 7 overs


South Africa

HM Amla*, T Bavuma, Q de Kock†, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis, D Elgar, M Morkel, CH Morris, DL Piedt, K Rabada, S van Zyl


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

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