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England ask Proteas to bat after toss confusion in Paarl

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Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock
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England won the toss and decided to bowl in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at Boland Park in Paarl on Sunday.

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Match referee Andy Pycroft initially said South Africa had won the toss and home captain Quinton de Kock appeared to indicate that he would bat.

But after examining the coin more closely, Pycroft said England's Eoin Morgan had called correctly.

"It's all worked out for the best," said Morgan of the confusion.

England won the first match at Newlands in Cape Town by five wickets on Friday when Morgan also chose to field. The tourists will be looking to clinch the three-match series.

Morgan said conditions were not a factor in his decision.

"It's a personal preference. Conditions look really good. It's a bigger playing surface (than Newlands) and there's a gusty breeze that we think can play quite a big part. I don't think the surface will change."

England named an unchanged team but South Africa made two changes. Reeza Hendricks replaced Pite van Biljon in a switch of batsmen, while fast bowler Anrich Nortje came in for Beuran Hendricks, who conceded 56 runs in his four overs on Friday.

De Kock said South Africa "didn't do anything too bad (on Friday) so we'll keep doing what we've been doing".

Teams:

Proteas 

Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Reeza Hendricks, Anrich Norje Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

England

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (captain), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

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