South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: South Africa beat England by 27 runs
Jofra Archer suffered a painful return to International cricket as Rassie van der Dussen hit 111 to take South Africa to 298/7 and a 27 run win over England, in the first one-day international, at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.
South Africa vs England, 1st ODI, England tour of South Africa
South Africa 298/7 (50 ov)
England 271/10 (44.2 ov)
Result – South Africa won by 27 runs
A remarkable come-from-behind win for South Africa as they go 1-0 up in the three-match series ??#SAvENG | ?? Scorecard: https://t.co/DlhKB8Imxl pic.twitter.com/zut2GyXxul— ICC (@ICC) January 27, 2023
The England fast bowler, who is playing his first international in almost two years because of injuries, conceded 81 off his 10 overs as Van der Dussen posted his fourth ODI century.
Archer's ninth over cost 19 runs, including two no-balls and a wide. He took his only wicket in his final over when Wayne Parnell was caught at backward point.
The 27-year-old's most recent international outing was in Ahmedabad in a T20 in March 2021. Elbow trouble needed two operations but last year's return to action was put on hold because of a stress fracture in the lower back.
But the rest of the England bowlers, notably Sam Curran who took three for 35, made the batsmen work hard for their runs on a slow pitch after home captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bat.
"I thought we did really well as a group,”the left-armer told SuperSport television as the players left the field. “They started pretty fast out of the blocks but we pulled it back pretty well.”
South Africa’s total was only 12 runs higher than the average first innings total on a ground known for high scoring.
Bavuma and Quinton de Kock put on 61 in 52 balls for the first wicket before off-spinner Moeen Ali had Bavuma caught at mid-on for 36.
Van der Dussen, whose 111 came from 117 balls and included just six boundaries, added 110 with David Miller (53) for the fifth wicket.
Once Van der Dussen was removed by Curran off the second ball of the 48th over, however, South Africa added only 17 more runs.
In the run chase, England got off to a great start with Dawid Malan 59 and Jason Roy 113 putting on 146 for the 1st wicket in just under 20 overs.
However, as the innings progressed, England lost crucial wickets under pressure from some tight bowling by Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje 4-62. England fell 27 runs short of South Afira's 298/7
South Africa Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Temba Bavuma - 8.4 ov), 2-87 (Quinton de Kock - 13.6 ov), 3-116 (Aiden Markram - 21.1 ov), 4-171 (Heinrich Klaasen - 30.5 ov), 5-281 (Rassie van der Dussen - 47.2 ov), 6-287 (Wayne Parnell - 48.3 ov), 7-295 (David Miller - 49.3 ov)
England Fall of wickets: 1-146 (Dawid Malan - 19.3 ov), 2-151 (Ben Duckett - 20.5 ov), 3-152 (Harry Brook - 21.3 ov), 4-196 (Jason Roy - 29.1 ov), 5-222 (Moeen Ali - 33.4 ov), 6-234 (Jos Buttler - 36.5 ov), 7-250 (David Willey - 38.5 ov), 8-266 (Sam Curran - 41.6 ov), 9-267 (Jofra Archer - 42.5 ov),10-271 (Olly Stone - 44.2 ov)
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(WK), Temba Bavuma(C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen
David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
England: Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(WK/C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein
Toss: South Africa won the toss & elected to bat
Officials: Umpires: Bongani Jele (South Africa) Marais Erasmus (South Africa) Allahudien Paleker (South Africa TV)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
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