England win toss and bat, Paterson debuts for SA
JOHANNESBURG - England won the toss and chose to bat in the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
Dane Paterson will make his debut for South Africa, while Mark Wood makes a return for England with Jofra Archer ruled out due to injury.
The four-Test series is locked at 1-1 heading into the third clash.
TOSS| #SAvENG— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 16, 2020
England win the toss.
Faf du Plessis can't quite believe his luck, having lost six in a row.
He says he would have batted first too but isn't too disappointed to be bowling. #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/Zg4xvepIMP
LIVE FROM PE: England win the toss and bat at St George's Park. @DanePaterson44 to make his #Proteas Test debut & Mark Wood comes in for James Anderson for England. #SAvENG @IOLsport 📸: @OfficialCSA pic.twitter.com/KCVZ3460Nx— Zaahier Adams (@ZaahierAdams) January 16, 2020
The teams are:
South Africa 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Pieter Malan, 3 Zubayr Hamza, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Vernon Philander, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Dane Paterson, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje
England : 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Joe Denly, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Sam Curran, 9 Dom Bess, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Stuart Broad.
African News Agency (ANA)