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Live cricket score, South Africa vs Zimbabwe, one-off Test, Day 1

Get live cricket score of the one-off Test between South Africa vs Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth (PE). SA bat first after winning the toss. Aiden Markram hammered his second ton.

cricket Updated: Dec 26, 2017 23:09 IST
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Aiden Markram notched up his second ton on the first day of the day-night Test match at St. George's Park Cricket Ground in Port Elizabeth on December 26, 2017. Get live cricket score of South Africa vs Zimbabwe here.
Aiden Markram notched up his second ton on the first day of the day-night Test match at St. George's Park Cricket Ground in Port Elizabeth on December 26, 2017. Get live cricket score of South Africa vs Zimbabwe here. (AFP)

South Africa have made a good start after opting to bat with Aiden Markram notching up his second century. AB de Villiers went past 10,000 First Class runs and also smashed his 40th fifty as South Africa punished Zimbabwe on the first day. AB de Villiers will serve as South Africa’s stand-in captain for the Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe after a respiratory tract infection delayed Faf du Plessis’ comeback from back and shoulder injuries. After almost two years away from Tests, returning South Africa star AB de Villiers is taking a cautious approach with his back injury. De Villiers has scored 8,074 runs in 106 Tests during his career. South Africa have won the toss and decided to bat first. Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram have opened the batting. Dale Steyn is also missing this game due to viral infection. Play at Port Elizabeth (PE) will be for six-and-a-half hours each day, half an hour more than in five-day games, with 98 overs due to be bowled in a day, instead of 90. As in five-day games, an extra half hour can be added in order to complete the overs.Get live cricket score of South Africa vs Zimbabwe here.

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