09 Sep DAY ONE OF DECISIVE THIRD TEST ABANDONED IN LONDON
LONDON: The opening day of the decisive third Test between the Proteas and England was abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rain struck the Kia Oval in London on Thursday.
An overnight downpour left the outfield wet at the start and delayed the toss, with things hardly improving much through the course of the day when several inspections took place in between intermittent drizzle that continued to fall.
The hosts did win the toss when it took place and decided to bowl first under the grey skies as the tourists made four changes to their line-up. Lungi Ngidi had to withdraw as a precautionary measure due to a mild hamstring muscle injury, while Simon Harmer and Aiden Markram also made way. Rassie van der Dussen was already ruled out of the match due to a fracture of his left index finger.
Into the starting XI came Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder Khaya Zondo and Ryan Rickelton.
Proteas Test squad against England
Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors), Simon Harmer (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Wiaan Mulder (DP World Lions), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Gbets Warriors), Keegan Petersen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Ryan Rickelton (DP World Lions), Lutho Sipamla (DP World Lions), Kyle Verreynne (wicketkeeper, Six Gun Grill Western Province), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Glenton Stuurman (Gbets Warriors)
South Africa Test Tour to England Itinerary
Four-Day Tour Match
09 – 12 August
Lions beat South Africa by an innings and 56 runs – The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Canterbury
17 – 21 August
England lost to South Africa by an innings and 12 runs – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
25 – 29 August
England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
08 – 12 September
England vs South Africa – Kia Oval, London
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