South Africa have won the toss and elected to bowl in the second ODI against England in Southampton.
The Proteas need to win today’s match in order to level the three-match series. England won the first ODI by 72 runs at Headingley on Wednesday.
At the toss, AB de Villiers confirmed that the overcast conditions factored into his decision to bowl first. The Proteas skipper hopes that the ball will swing and that his side will take early wickets.
The Proteas disappointed with the ball at Headingley, leaking 102 runs in the final 10 overs of England’s innings. Three changes have been made for the match in Southampton. Keshav Maharaj will play his first ODI, while Dwaine Pretorius and Farhaan Behardien have been reinstated.
Hashim Amla needs just 47 more runs to reach 7 000 ODI runs. He has 13 innings in which to get there ahead of India’s Virat Kohli, and continue his record of being the fastest batsman to 2 000, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000 runs.
PREVIEW: England vs SA (2nd ODI)
England: 1 Jason Roy 2 Alex Hales 3 Joe Root 4 Eoin Morgan (c) 5 Ben Stokes 6 Jos Buttler 7 Moeen Ali 8 Adil Rashid 9 Liam Plunkett 10 Jake Ball 11 Mark Wood
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock 2 Hashim Amla 3 Faf du Plessis 4 AB de Villiers (c) 5 David Miller 6 Farhaan Behardien 7 Dwaine Pretorius 8 Chris Morris 9 Andile Phehlukwayo 10 Kagiso Rabada 11 Keshav Maharaj