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Tom Banton, Matt Parkinson make England ODI debuts against South Africa

Tom Banton, Matt Parkinson make England ODI debuts against South Africa
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England will bat first at Newlands after losing the toss.

England handed one-day international debuts to Somerset batsman Tom Banton and Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson in the series opener against South Africa at Cape Town.

The tourists – in their first ODI since winning the World Cup last year – retained only captain Eoin Morgan, plus Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root and Chris Woakes from the side which defeated New Zealand in last year's final.

Morgan lost the toss under glorious blue skies at Newlands, where England were invited to bat first by South Africa's newly appointed ODI skipper Quinton De Kock. The Proteas handed ODI debuts to JJ Smuts and Lutho Sipamla.

The world champions have not lost an ODI bilateral series since the start of 2017, when India edged them out. Since then, England have won 12 of their 13 series, the only blemish a 2-2 draw against the West Indies last year.

However, South Africa prevailed in the corresponding series four years ago, overturning a 2-0 deficit to win the final three ODIs.

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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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