English Lead 1-0

ENG 399/9 (50.0 Ovs)
RSA 250/5 (33.3 Ovs)
England won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Quinton de Kock


A quickfire century by Jos Buttler set England up for a 39-run victory, by the Duckworth/Lewis method, in the first One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Mangaung Oval on Wednesday(February 3).

Buttler’s 76-ball 105 was the main contribution as England piled up a mammoth 399 for nine – their highest ODI total against South Africa and their second highest of all time.

Despite of hitting century by De-cock rains heat the play and south Africa again ckoked and defeated by 39 runs.

De Kock hit 12 fours and six sixes. Early in his career-best innings he became, at 23, the youngest South African to reach 2,000 runs in the 50-over format. When Africa are on strong form of 250-5 in 33.3 overs rain hits the game badly.