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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton, Matthew Henry and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    When I came here this morning, I saw all the Bangladesh batsman practising the pull and hook shot.

  2. Post update

    Anthems done, the Bangladesh team leave the field, save for openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar.

    Faf du Plessis gathers the Proteas into a pre-match huddle.

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    Roushan Alam

    BBC Asian Network

    It's fantastic to see Tamim Iqbal playing. There was some concern he wouldn't recover from injury so it'll be a real boost for the Bangladesh camp that he's fit.

  4. Post update

    South Africa are wearing their second yellow kit today, with Bangladesh in green.

    Both sides are out on the field, with the anthems under way.

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    Natalie Germanos

    BBC Test Match Special

    There will be a bit of concern in the South Africa camp if they lose this game. There will be some nerves. They will want to win and win well and start building some momentum.

  6. Post update

    They are using the same pitch today as England v South Africa in the World Cup opener.

    There was pace and bounce on offer then and a bit of grip, but runs if you batted sensibly.

    How will it play here? Will there be even more in it for the bowlers?

    Bangladesh will have to bat very well against the Proteas quicks either way.

  7. Post update

    Daniel Norcross

    BBC Test Match Special

    It's not a massive surprise that South Africa have decided to bowl. Especially with potentially a bit of weather around and the way the games have gone so far.

  8. TMS on air

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    The Test Match Special team are on air from The Oval.

    Join Natalie Germanos, Isa Guha, Dan Norcross, Graeme Smith, Alec Stewart, Phil Tufnell, and Athar Ali Khan by clicking the tab at the top of this page to listen in.

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  10. Full teams

    Hashim Amla is ruled out for South Africa with concussion after he was hit by Jofra Archer in the World Cup opener. David Miller comes in for him, while all-rounder Chris Morris replaces Dwaine Pretorius. Dale Steyn is still out with a shoulder injury.

    South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wkt), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.

    Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wkt), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mustafizur Rahman.

    Umpires: Joel Wilson, Paul Reiffel.

    TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena; match referee: David Boon.

  11. 'We have to play hard'

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "We are very much confident. We have to play well and play hard."

  12. 'You have to remain calm'

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "We're playing an extra seamer today for extra pace so as normal it's about making the most of the first 15 overs and causing Bangladesh some problems.

    "We've got to learn from the previous game. We did well to restrict England to just over 300 and we were only one partnership away from really troubling England.

    "You have to remind yourself to stay calm. Obviously you want to win your first game but it's a long tournament and we've got to remind ourselves that we played the favourites."

  13. BreakingSouth Africa win the toss and bowl

    Faf du Plessis wants to attack Bangladesh early on with his pace bowlers.

  14. Post update

    Captains Faf du Plessis and Mashrafe Mortaza are out in the middle.

    Here comes the coin toss...

  15. What happened yesterday?

    Afghanistan looked like they would get skittled for not much over 100 after falling for 77-5 against Australia before some late-order hitting took them to 207 all out.

    The Aussies made fairly easy work of the reply, winning by seven wickets as Aaron Finch hit 66 and David Warner struck an unbeaten 89.

    And yes Warner and Steve Smith were booed.

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  16. What happened yesterday?

    New Zealand absolutely thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to get their World Cup campaign up and running.

    Sri Lanka were bundled out for 136, with pace bowlers Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson taking three wickets each.

    Black Caps openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill then chased down the target in just 16.1 overs. Ouch.

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  17. Welcome

    Morning. Welcome to live coverage of South Africa against Bangladesh at The Oval.

    The Proteas were beaten by England in the World Cup opener on Wednesday.

    Bangladesh get their campaign under way today.

    Toss and team news to follow.

  18. Post update

    104 runs, seven wickets, 10 wickets, seven wickets.

    We've not exactly had a close game yet in this World Cup. England's opening win over South Africa being the best so far.

    Will South Africa and Bangladesh serve up a nail-biter today?