Watch England vs South Africa 1st ODI 2017 Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
1st ODI 2017: England vs South Africa
England: EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood
South Africa: AB de Villiers*, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, KA Maharaj, DA Miller, M Morkel, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, K Rabada
South Africa will begin a three match one day international series against England from May 24, Wednesday. This will be a big series given that the ICC Champions Trophy is also scheduled to begin in England from June 1. Both teams will get ideal preparation for the big tournament. South Africa have one of the most balanced squads and can be very threatening to England even in their home conditions. England will look to continue their good form in the shorter format and win another home series. But, South Africa are not to be taken lightly.
Both England and South Africa are two good ODI sides and both have had success recently. England will have the home advantage, but South Africa is not alien to bouncy conditions either. Both these sides have had success recently, but England appear to be a better balanced side on paper and due to home advantage, and this gives them an upper hand in this contest.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
England won by 72 runs.
Series: England led the 3-match series 1-0.
Player of the match: MM Ali (England)
England completed a comprehensive 72 run win over South Africa in the first one day international at 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.