South Africa won by an innings in the series opener at Lord’s. England responded in kind with an innings win in the second Test at Old Trafford. That sets up for an enticing decider at the Oval, in which the hosts have elected to bowl first.
England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
We we bowl first in our final Test of the summer! 🏴🏏
🏴 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 8, 2022