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England lead the series 2-1

England lead the series 2-1

FIFTY PARTNERSHIP Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley have brought up their second consecutive half-century stand - in only 93 balls - to help England to a strong start.

Anrich Nortje doesn't make a good start. Zak Cralew attacks him and picks 12 runs off his first over.

Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley have walked out to open the innings for England.

Our stats boy, Shashi, says, "Last time England lost the 1st Test but won the series vs South Africa in South Africa was way back in 1922/23 (5-Test series)

The word from the England dressing room is: "Archer has soreness of the right elbow and after trying to bowl in the middle on arrival today he was not fit for selection."

Surprise, surprise! Faf du Plessis has lost the toss. England have elected to bat.South Africa have made three changes to their side with Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius and Beuran Hendricks coming in for Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Zubayr Hamza. England have brought Chris Woakes in for Dom Bess. Both are playing five pacers.

South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks

England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad

Telford has got his prediction right. Toss is set to take place at 1:00 PM (local time) and the play will begin at 1:20 PM.

Here's what Telford Vice, our man at the ground, has to say

"Another inspection coming at 12:45 (local time).

"Possible" toss at 1pm,

"possible" start at 1.20pm.

The rain has stopped and the groundsmen have started with their duty of drying up the ground.

Seems like the start is going to be delayed

Kass Naidoo @KassNaidoo Rain continues to fall in Joburg and the start of play is set to be delayed at Wanderers. We are standing by to bring you the latest at 09.30. #SAvENG 07:12 AM • Jan 01, 2020

As we wait for the toss, here's something to read

Telford Vice: Vernon Philander - The misunderstood quick who leaves behind a crater in SA attack

Deepu Narayana: Rampant at home, nightmare for top-orders - The Philander legacy

Telford Vice: Hostile Bullring awaits inevitable Biltong-fest

Rob Johnston: Jo'Burg Test a compass to determine England's direction

Hello and welcome to the fourth and final Test match of the series between South Africa and England. The visitors have taken a 2-1 lead in the series after a comprehensive win in Port Elizabeth. South Africa, at best, have an opportunity to level the series in what is going to be Vernon Philander's last Test. We will be bringing you the live updates of the contest, which is set to take place in Johannesburg. You can join in with your views and questions as well. Tweet to us or write on the comments section below.

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