Windies win toss, fielding vs. South Africa – 1st day, 2nd Test

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat on the opening day of the second Test at the Daren Sammy National Stadium here Friday.

West Indies have changed from the first Test, replacing off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall with fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.

Kieran Powell, a concussion replacement for Nkrumah Bonner in the second innings of the first Test, continues in the side.

South Africa has named an unchanged XI.

The toss was delayed by rain, and play will now get underway at 10:15 am.

TEAMS:

WEST INDIES – Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Kieran Powel, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales

SOUTH AFRICA – 1 Dean Elgar (captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton de Kock, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.

UMPIRES: Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson; TV – Leslie Reifer Jr.

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