England’s cricket team will be the happier of the two sides after day one of the first Test match against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis says for them to be competitive in their four-match series against England, it is going to be important that they get runs on the board.
The Proteas believe playing the first test of the four-match series at Centurion will give them the best chance of winning a first test series against England on home soil in 20 years.
England are considering an all-pace attack for the first test against South Africa in Pretoria starting on Boxing Day, but their plans will depend on whether they can get Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad fully fit.
England added two bowlers to their squad on Friday after illness struck the camp less than a week before the first test against hosts South Africa, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.