England vs South Africa 1st ODI: England beat South Africa by 72 runs

England beat South Africa by 72 runs after setting a target of 340 runs in the first ODI in Leeds.

By: Express Web Desk | Leeds | Updated: May 25, 2017 2:05:28 am

England take 1-0 series lead against South Africa. (Source: Reuters)

England completed a comprehensive 72-run win over South Africa in the first one-day international in Leeds. Batting first, England scored 339 for the loss of six wickets after a stunning century from Eoin Morgan. Chasing a big target, South Africa were on track with Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis scoring half-centuries but both fell in quick succession and later AB de Villiers fell trying to keep up with the run-rate. England lead the three-match series 1-0.

England vs South Africa 1st ODI As it happened

Toss: South Africa, who elect to bowl

Playing XI for England: Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood

Playing XI for South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

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