Thanks to the vital contributions of leading batsmen, England were unbeaten in making a score of 311 for eight wickets in 50 overs in South Africa against South Africa in the inaugural match of the World Cup here today.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl. Jason Roy, Joe Root, Captain Eoin Morgan, and Ben Stokes scored for England in the half-century
Imran Tahir of South Africa dismissed Johnny Bairstow (0) on the second ball of his first over and the second above. Although Jason Roy (54) and Joe Root (51) took control of the team with a 106-run partnership for the second wicket after the first wicket fell cheaply. Captain Morgan (57) and Ben Stokes (89) also made half centuries after the two batsmen were dismissed. In the last over, Stokes quickly battered the team to 300 runs. Loom Plunkett 9 and Joefra Archer were unbeaten on 7 terms. Earlier, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss on the Kennington Oval ground and invited England to bat first. Challenge of making 312 runs for South Africa to win