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England put South Africa in to bat in Trophy semi

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England captain Alastair Cook won the toss on an overcast day and sent South Africa in to bat in the Champions Trophy semi-final at the Oval in London on Wednesday. 

Alastair Cook (centre) reflects after England lose to Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy game at the Oval last week. The England captain won the toss on an overcast day and sent South Africa in to bat in the Champions Trophy semi-final at the Oval in London on Wednesday.

Both teams were without key players due to injuries. South Africa missed premier fast bowler Dale Steyn and England were without leading spinner Graeme Swann.

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