Abbott fit for South Africa's 2nd ODI vs. England

BY foxsports • February 5, 2016

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) Fast bowler Kyle Abbott is fit for selection for South Africa's second one-day international against England on Saturday after a hamstring problem that troubled him through the test series.

Abbott's availability will boost South Africa's reserves with quick bowlers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander out of the ODI series with injuries, and Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel feeling the effects of largle workloads in the tests.

Inexperienced pair Chris Morris and Marchant de Lange struggled when they opened the bowling in the first ODI, when England posted 399-9 and won.

England, meanwhile, senses the chance to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.

Allrounder Ben Stokes says ''if we can do that, then we'll put South Africa right under the pump.''


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