South Africa v England LIVE: James Anderson makes 150th appearance as visitors opt to bowl

Sport360 staff 11:33 26/12/2019
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South Africa and England resume their rivalries as the two sides lock horns in Centurion in the first of the four scheduled Tests.

The Boxing Day fixture sees veteran England pacer James Anderson make his landmark 150th Test appearance for the country and he becomes just the ninth cricketer overall to attain the feat.

The Test is also the first official assignment for Mark Boucher ever since the former Proteas wicketkeeper batsman was appointed as head coach of the South African side.

The hosts have a formidable track record at their fortress in Centurion where they have 19 of the 24 Tests they have appeared in. Only two losses have come for South Africa at the historic cricket ground.

Meanwhile, star all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named in the England playing XI, allaying fears of his unavailability due to his father’s health condition.

Which of the two sides will take the early advantage in the four-Test series? Find out by following the ball-by-ball LIVE updates from Centurion below.

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