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1st ODI: Jason Roy 113 In Vain As South Africa Fights Back To Beat England

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Jason Roy made 113 for England and his opening stand of 146 off 118 balls with Dawid Malan (59) appeared to put the visitors on course for an easy win chasing 299.

England let a dominant launch to its chase slip and South Africa won the first one- day transnational by 27 runs with a memorable fightback on Friday.

Jason Roy made 113 for England and his opening stage of 146 off 118 balls with Dawid Malan( 59) appeared to put the callers on course for an easy palm chasing 299.

But England went from 146- 0 inside 20 overs to 271 all out as South Africa’s fast bowlers turned it around to win the game in Bloemfontein.

Anrich Nortje claimed 4- 62, Sisanda Magala 3- 46 and Kagiso Rabada 2- 46 for South Africa.

England wobbled first when it lost Malan, Ben Duckett( 3) and debutant Harry Brook( 0) for six runs in the space of three overs, with Magala taking two of those lattices in his first ODI in a time.

England was still in a strong position until Nortje forced commander Jos Buttler out caught before at the launch of a blistering late spell that brought him three of his lattices and ended England’s expedients.

Buttler’s departure for 36 left England 234- 6 and with Sam Curran the only honored batsman left.

He tried to cowgirl England home with plenitude of overs left but he crucially rowed an edge behind to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock off the last ball of Rabada’s 10 overs and the instigation had truly swung.

Nortje fumed in to remove Jofra Archer for a duck and legspinner Tabraiz Shamsi sealed the palm by getting Olly Stone caught and sailed, although Shamsi juggled and nearly dropped the catch. He held on and dashed down to celebrate.

England had nearly six overs left when Stone was last man out.

South Africa took a 1- 0 lead in a three- match series that was laid over in late 2020 because of the coronavirus epidemic and the brigades have awaited further than two times to eventually play.

Archer was back in the England platoon for the first time in nearly two times after elbow and back injuries and the quick bowler returned 1- 81 as South Africa maundered first. Curran led the England bowling with 3- 35.

Rassie van der Dussen hit 111 for South Africa and David Miller made 53 but the Proteas ’ 298- 7 wasn’t seen as a daunting score on a solid fur pitch at Mangaung Oval.

Roy and Malan gave England a commanding launch, and the South Africa- born Roy went on to thump 11 fours and four sixes in his first ODI century against a top- league platoon since 2019.

England was still in control when Roy slammed a pull shot off Rabada straight to Wayne Parnell on the boundary.

Nortje’s pace and aggression, with backup from Magala and Rabada, sparked the fightback. Know More Cricket News…

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