Third test between SA & England brings some cheer to fans

The Proteas reached 76 for 1 at lunch with Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar at the crease.

FILE: Proteas' batman hashim Amla in action. Picture: CSA Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - It's been a frantic start to the third Test between South Africa and England. Fans have seen a late arrival, a debutante and a rugby legend all making headlines.

The Proteas reached 73 for 1 at lunch with Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar at the crease.

#SAvENG Lunch called. SA 73/1.

Good start on a testing opening morning under cloudy conditions.

Elgar 28

Amla 15

Man out is Van Zyl for 21

#SAvENG @9Joost ready for play as @OfficialCSA take on @ECB_cricket. pic.twitter.com/1PB2sYC7go

There was a late call-up for Dane Vilas this morning after news filtered through that wicket keeper Quinton de Kock injured his knee last night, forcing the Cobras keeper to fly in from Port Elizabeth this morning.

Play was opened this morning by rugby legend Joost Van der Westhuizen who was asked to ring the stadium bell to signal the start of the day's play.