Patel handed Test debut

Jeetan Patel has been given his Test debut for the BLACKCAPS against South Africa at Newlands.

The State Wellington Firebirds spinner was called up to replace Kyle Mills on a Sahara Park pitch which is expected to turn later in the game.

Michael Papps returned to the side as an opener to replace Hamish Marshall.

Andre Nel was a late replacement for Shaun Pollock, who was been ruled out of the second Test by a back injury.

Hashim Amla was called up for the Proteas to replace Herschelle Gibbs for the match, which was delayed by 30 minutes due to a damp outfield.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis (vice-captain), Boeta Dippenaar, Ashwell Prince, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher, Nicky Boje, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla.

BLACKCAPS: Stephen Fleming (captain), Daniel Vettori (vice captain), Nathan Astle, Peter Fulton, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum, Chris Martin, Jacob Oram, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris.

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