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South Africa to make most of live pitch in 4th Test

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:23 PM

South Africa are expected to hand seamer Wayne Parnell his first Test cap when they go in search of a series-leveling win against England in the fourth and final match starting tomorrow.

The Proteas lost by an innings in Durban and were held to draws in Pretoria and Cape Town by England.

For the final test, the Proteas are likely to take the ambitious step of handing a Test debut to 20-year-old left-arm seamer Parnell, to replace the injured Friedel de Wet, who has been diagnosed with a back stress fracture.

As a left-arm bowler, Parnell will add variety to the Proteas attack and make the most of the expected bowler-friendly conditions at Johannesburg.

South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has admitted to having discussions with Wanderers groundsman Chris Scott about providing a lively surface for the match.

England are not expected to make any drastic changes to their team, if any.