South Africa XI
South Africa won the litter and will beat first
Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of the fourth and final test of this ghoulish series between South Africa and Australia (AKA the OBO rubber stopition).
In Johannesburg, at 10 am local time (7 pm AET), there will be a test match involving the esteemed Morne Morkel, who will announce Tim Paine as the 46th Australian Test Captain and one who will witness how Chadd Sayers belatedly accepted the test cap 452. All of this remains secondary to the ongoing omnishambles that have dominated news cycles around the world.
The game will be treated as usual, but this is also an opportunity to deal with the debates of the last few days, to think about what happens next and to try to understand a confusing series of events.
Twitter is open for pithy observations. E-mail is suitable for longer discussions. Let's find out together.