Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between England and South Africa at Trent Bridge. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has won the toss and opted to bat. No visiting side has a won a Test at Trent Bridge after opting to bat first in the last ten years. South Africa will welcome their captain and hope that he leads them from the front in a bid to level the series 1-1. With no Kagiso Rabada and JP Duminy being dropped, it remains to be seen what combination the Proteas opt for in this important fixture. The deck is supposed to help the pacers which will mean that we might see a lot of fast bowlers in action. Meanwhile, England are coming into the game on the back of a thumping win in the first game. Joe Root couldn't have asked for an easier start to his captaincy career. He will be aware of a possible backlash from the visitors. They will acknowledge that it was because they won a few crucial moments that they latched onto, since the visiting side did trouble them more than what the scoreboard suggests. South Africa have not lost a Test series in England for 20 years, will they stay alive in the series or will the home side take an unassailable 2-0 lead? Catch all the latest updates here.
LIVE SCORE AND COMMENTARY FROM ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA, 2ND TEST, DAY 1 AT TRENT BRIDGE