South Africa opt to bat in Amla’s 100th test

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South Africa opt to bat in Amla’s 100th test
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Thursday, a match that sees Hashim Amla earn his 100th cap for the home side.

The Wanderers wicket is expected to be seamer-friendly and with decent cloud-cover expected throughout the test, batsmen can expect a lively surface as South Africa look to complete a clean-sweep of the series.

South Africa have handed a debut to 24-year-old seamer Duane Olivier, the leading wicket-taker in domestic four-day cricket, in the place of spinner Keshav Maharaj.

All-rounder Wayne Parnell...


South Africa opt to bat in Amla’s 100th test


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