Watch live coverage of the opening Test of the series at Lord's as England's "Bazball" revolution begins.
A new daring style of cricket known as "Bazball" after their new coach has helped today's hosts arrest the rot after languishing during a run of only one victory in 17 Tests. It's been a wild start to life under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes.
With momentum on their side, England racked up historic victory after memorable victory this summer. They will now face the Proteas, who are leading the World Match Championship standings, in another challenging test.
Only one alteration was made to England's lineup from the match against India, with wicketkeeper Ben Foakes coming back from a case of Covid.
Rain break: England 116-6, Pope 61, Broad 0; South Africa yet to bat
Over Lords, there is currently thunder and lightning. When the subsequent test match is played at Old Trafford the following week, keep this in mind. If the weather was gloomy before the rain break, it is now dark.