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Proteas win toss, bat first

Proteas

Port Elizabeth - South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first in the second, and final, Test against New Zealand at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alviro Petersen of South Africa bats during day one of the 2nd Investec Test match between England and South Africa at Headingley on August 2, 2012 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Proteas hold a 1-0 series lead after thumping New Zealand by an innings and 27 runs inside three days in the first Test.

South Africa are currently the world's top-ranked Test team, while New Zealand are languishing in eighth place.

The hosts will want to secure a series win to extend their lead at the top of the International Cricket Council's official Test rankings over second-placed England.

South Africa have made just one injury-enforced change to their eleven, calling up paceman Rory Kleinveldt in place of Vernon Philander.

New Zealand are without the services of all-rounder James Franklin due to a hamstring injury.

He has been replaced by South African-born Colin Munro, who makes his test debut for the Black Caps, while another South African-born player, left-arm quick Neil Wagner, comes in for seamer Chris Martin.

Teams

South Africa - Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Francois du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling (wk), Colin Munro, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Jeetan Patel, Neil Wagner. – Reuters

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