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Proteas opt to bowl in first T20 against Australia

22 Feb 2020, 04:12 GMT+10

Cape Town - Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock has won the toss decided to bowl first in the first T20 International against Australia at the Wanderers on Friday evening.

LIVE | Proteas v Australia, 1st T20

Former captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada returned for the home team after being rested during one-day and T20 series against England.

The game is the first in South Africa for Steve Smith and David Warner since March 2018 when they were banned for ball-tampering in the third Test in Cape Town.

"It's a bit tacky on top so there might be a bit there early," he said of the pitch. "But (batting or bowling) doesn't make much difference."


Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Palekar (both RSA)

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