England win toss, opt to field against SA 'A'

Alistair Cook (AFP Photo)
Alistair Cook (AFP Photo)

Pietermaritzburg - Skipper Alistair Cook won the toss and elected to bowl against a strong South African 'A' side in England's final warm up match before the Test series gets underway against the Proteas in Durban on Boxing Day.

The South African 'A' side, captained by Dane Vilas, features a number of players who have featured for the Proteas in some form over the past year including Rilee Rossouw, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange and Reeza Hendricks as well as promising Dolphins batsman, Khaya Zondo and left-arm spinner, Keshav Maharaj.

England have selected a strong team featuring Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Ben Stokes. 

Score update (Lunch)

SA 'A' are 66/3 after 25 overs. 

South Africa 'A'

SC Cook, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, DJ Vilas*†, OA Ramela, K Zondo, Q de Kock, CH Morris, D Paterson, M de Lange, KA Maharaj

England

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





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