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iol spt aug29 De Kock-Zim AFP Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in a triangular series match against South Africa at Harare Sports Club.

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in a triangular series match against South Africa at Harare Sports Club on Friday.

The hosts made two changes to their side, with Malcolm Waller and Brian Vitori replacing Tinashe Panyangara, who has been suspended on a disciplinary matter, and Richmond Mutumbami.

The Proteas made three changes to the side which beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Rilee Rossouw, Kyle Abbott and Aaron Phangiso come in for AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Morne Morkel.

De Villiers is suffering from a viral infection, and Morkel is nursing a chronic rotator cuff strain to the right shoulder.

Vice-captain, Hashim Amla, will lead the side in the absence of AB de Villiers.

South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, JP Duminy, Ryan McLaren, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir.

Zimbabwe XI: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Tinotenda Mawoyo, Sirkandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Brian Vitori. – Sapa


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