D. Cock’s magnificent century, D. Africa beat England by 7 wickets

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Cape Town. South Africa beat England by 7 wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series on Tuesday, thanks to a brilliant century by captain Quinton de Kock (107) and all-rounder innings of middle-order batsman T. Bavuma (98). Lee.
South Africa invited England to bat first after winning the toss. England, batting first, set a challenging target in front of the hosts, with 258 losing 8 wickets in 50 overs. South Africa won the match by scoring 259 runs for 3 wickets with 14 balls remaining.

The South African team started off chasing the target, and their first blow as Hendrix on the score of 25 runs. Hendrix (6) was caught by Vox at wicketkeeper Johnny Bairstow.

After this, Captain D Cock (107), along with Bavuma, formed a match-winning partnership of 173 runs for the second wicket. For South Africa, Captain Quinton de Kock scored 107 runs. De Cock hit 11 fours and 1 six in his 113-ball innings.

Bavuma supported his captain well and faced 103 balls and scored a stunning 98 with the help of 5 fours and 2 excellent sixes. D Cock (107) was bowled out by Root’s ball. Bavuma (98) was trapped by Jordan. Dusan (25 not out) and JT Smuts (1 not out) gave the hosts a win with 14 balls remaining. For England, Vox, Root and Jordan took 1-1 wickets

Earlier, the England team, who came out to bat, tried to give a steady start to openers Jason Roy (32) and Johnny Bairstow (19), but after Roy’s dismissal, the guests continued to fall wickets at regular intervals of the team.

Jason Roy (32) and Jani Bairstow (19) added 51 runs for the first wicket but both of them returned to the pavilion in consecutive overs. Joe Root (17) was runout after this. Captain Eoin Morgan (11) could not do anything special and was caught in the slip off Shamsi’s ball. Tom Benton (18) and Sam Curran (7) were also followed by Shamsi who showed the way to the pavilion.

At one time England had lost 6 wickets for a score of 131 runs, but Denly (87) and Chris Woakes (40) added 91 runs for the 7th wicket to take the team to a challenging score. Denley and Vokes then handled the innings.

Denali hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 103 balls. Danley returned to the pavilion in the final over of the innings. From South Africa, left-arm ‘Chinaman’ bowler Tabrej Shamsi took the most 3 wickets for 38 runs.

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