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WATCH: England v South Africa, first ODI highlights

WATCH: England v South Africa, first ODI highlights

England v South Africa, first One-Day International

Eoin Morgan’s brilliant century saw England complete a routine 72-run victory against South Africa in the first Royal London One-Day International on Wednesday 24 May at Headingley, as the Three Lions continue their preparations ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.

South Africa, who currently hold the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings, were convincingly beaten by the hosts who continue their winning streak in ODI cricket to seven consecutive games ahead of the One-Day tournament starting on Thursday 1 June at the Kia Oval.

Alex Hales (61) and Moeen Ali (77) both reached the half-century mark for the Three Lions, but it was captain Eoin Morgan’s man-of-the-match performance which helped England reach an innings score of 339-6 (the highest total in an ODI at Headingley).

South Africa’s late collapse saw the visitors go from 182-4 to 267 all out in just fifteen overs – with Chris Woakes involved in four of the last six wickets taken.

England will now look to seal the three-game series with a win against South Africa at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

WATCH: England v South Africa, first ODI highlights

ICC Champions Trophy – How are England’s preparations going?

With just 2 losses in One-Day cricket in 2017, England have had the perfect start to their ICC Champions Trophy preparations.

The Three Lions last ODI defeat was against India back in January in Cuttack, but England have since bounced back with victories against West Indies, Ireland and now South Africa.

England ODI record in 2017

Cast your vote on who you think will win the ICC Champions Trophy here.

What the captains said

England captain Eoin Morgan: “It was a pretty good day at the office for us. Playing against a strong South Africa team and putting in an all-round performance was brilliant.”

“I have felt good for a while. I didn't play as much in the IPL as I would have liked but I got a few runs in the Ireland game and to continue that here is a good feeling.”

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: “England played phenomenally well with the bat in hand. Morgan really dominated with the hundred and manipulated us really well.”

“We didn't bat well enough, we definitely should have come a lot closer. We just didn't get partnerships going tonight.”

Courtesy of BBC Sport

Watch England in Manchester

Get your tickets to watch England at Emirates Old Trafford this summer with South Africa and the West Indies both making the trip to the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2017.

First up for England is the fourth Investec Test Match against South Africa from Friday 4 – Tuesday 8 August, before the West Indies make the trip to Manchester to face the Three Lions in the first Royal London One-Day International on Tuesday 19 September.

Tickets to watch England this summer start from just £20 for adults and £5 for juniors, and offer much more than access to watch international cricket. With plenty of action away from the field including family games and activities, music, and plenty of food and drink in our Foster’s Fan Village – you won’t want to miss out on our biggest summer of cricket yet.

Hurry…with over 45,000 tickets already sold, spaces are becoming limited.

You can buy your tickets online, by phoning 08444 999 666* or emailing tickets@lccc.co.uk

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