South Africa vs England 4th Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 24, 2020
Watch SA v ENG 4th Test Day 1 Cricket Highlights Videos today – 4th Test, England Tour Of South Africa from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Friday, 24-01-2020.
Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first.
“I’ve lost count,” says Faf of his lost tosses. Seven I think. “It’s a tough decision, so we were banking on losing the toss. We felt it’s a bit harder, so we’re going to have a crack at bowling. Taken a positive move on a wicket good for seam bowling.”
“There are some cracks around, that can play a significant part, it will be tough this afternoon …” says Root.
Bess out, Woakes in. Jofra ruled out. “Very difficult decision. Obviously waiting on fitness results and unfortunately, Jofra’s not been made available. Couldn’t guarantee he’d get through the whole game. Very disappointing for him, he’s worked very hard to try and get himself back. Hopefully, we can get 20 more wickets again.
[On Wood] “He’s come through and he’s been registered fit to play.”
South Africa team: 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Pieter Malan, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Quinton de Kock (wk), 6 Temba Bavuma, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Anrich Nortje, 10 Beuran Hendricks, 11 Dane Paterson.
England team: 1 Dom Sibley 2 Zak Crawley 3 Joe Denly 4 Joe Root (capt) 5 Ben Stokes 6 Ollie Pope 7 Jos Buttler (wk) 8 Chris Woakes 9 Sam Curran 10 Mark Wood 11 Stuart Broad.
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – Test no. 2380