Proteas call up Cook for final Test

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Cricket South Africa on Monday added Stephen Cook to the Proteas squad for the final Test match against England, starting at SuperSport Park on Friday.

The 33 year-old Highveld Lions opening batsman currently tops batting averages with 415 runs at an average of 83 including two centuries in domestic four-day cricket this season.

If he does gain selection for the final XI he will part of the first ever father and son combination to represent the Proteas in a Test match.

His father, Jimmy, played in three Test matches against India and Sri Lanka between 1992 and 1993.

CSA Selection Convener, Linda Zondi, said: "Stephen has been in excellent form this season and gives us another option at the top of the order."

The Proteas have already lost the series, being two-one down, with one Test to play.

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