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England v South Africa 2022 live; latest score updates from the opening Test at Lord’s

England v South Africa 2022 live: The first Test against South Africa will start at 11 am BST.
10:37 am
Your England team

He is the one who started the first three Tests against New Zealand:

Lees, Crowley, Pope, Root, Bairstow, Stokes (captain), Foakes (keeper), Potts, Broad, Leach, Anderson.

10:33 am
South Africa has won the toss.

And brought England in to bat. So, for the first time this summer, England, the master chasers, will bat first.

Lord’s is very low this morning, not more than a quarter full.

10:29 am
Rabada is warming up, bowling from the pavilion end.
England is on the edge of the square where Jack Leach has gone away. The toss is imminent and the forecast is not as gloomy as when I wrote the introduction in the small hours. We should at least get a good portion of the game this morning.

10:23 am
Weather update
It is currently dry but cloudy at Lord’s. But here’s what the forecast looks like for the next few hours.

  • 11 am 10% chance of rain
  • afternoon 60%
  • 1 pm 60%
  • 2 pm 40%
  • 3 pm 30%

It may well be a disruptive day but it’s unlikely to be a complete washout. The chance of rain increases to 60% in the hour to 4 pm and then hovers around the 30-40% mark for the rest of the day.

10:20 am
Charlie Morgan: I faced the South African pace attack – and I was left helpless and worried.

10:17 am
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England v South Africa 2022 live; latest score updates from the opening Test at Lord's
England v South Africa 2022 live; latest score updates from the opening Test at Lord's 3

08:34 am
Good morning
And welcome to the live coverage of the first Test between England and South Africa, this blog was brought to you from Lord’s this August morning. And in general, after weeks of bright sunshine, today’s weather forecast is pretty grim. We have the summer heat and humidity but the skies are cloudy and even when it doesn’t rain, the satellite tells us it will be a constant threat throughout all three sessions.

South Africa led by Dean Elgar, who was appointed to the full-time role of Test captain only last year after an unpleasant experience with Quinton de Kock, oversaw a stunning turnaround, winning in the Caribbean, home to India. Defeated and drew with the Test.

World Champion New Zealand away. This run, fueled by his pace attack, has taken him to the top of the World Test Championship and to No. 3 in the world rankings. In comparison, England is ranked seventh and fourth respectively.

Elgar has reintroduced the tradition of the needle between the two captains, which was started by Kepler Wessels and Michael Atherton to an agreement between Graeme Smith and Andrew Strauss, for England under Bob/Brendon/Bean. The point of view is not so much questioned as pooh-poohing. Stating that one day England will be left with egg on their faces when facing well-organized teams who will also seize the initiative, he pointed to New Zealand and India. were unable to.

Ben Stokes responded, as you might expect, by asking him to put out his nab and pointing to the fact that Elgar had talked about it – though, of course, it was not without reason. – That South Africa was rattled. Known for his conservatism – ‘if in doubt, grind it out – Stokes was saying that he was as hidden by his tortoise batting strategy as England were by their hare approach. Is.

Both are as one-dimensional as each other in their own ways. It presents us with an interesting contrast of styles and characters. If England can keep their run rate above four overs against this attack and field South Africa’s strongest batting line-up since the retirement of Jacques Kallis, it will be something of an achievement. There will be bumps along the way, but, one suspects, no backing down from Stokes and McCullum.

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