Cricket World Cup: England beat South Africa by 104 runs in opener
Cricket World Cup: England beat South Africa by 104 runs in opener

The much-awaited event World Cup 2019 commenced from the May 30.  In the opener, England crushed South Africa by 104 runs to win the first match of the at the Oval on Thursday. England made 311 for eight in their 50 overs, with Ben Stokes top-scoring with 89. South Africa were dismissed for 207 in 39.5 overs, with England paceman Jofra Archer claiming three wickets.

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer lit up The Oval to ensure England defeated South Africa and got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start.

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Archer - playing only his fourth one-day international - took 3-27 and hit Hashim Amla on the helmet to force him to temporarily retire hurt.  After Stokes took an amazing one-handed catch on the boundary to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo, South Africa were dismissed for 207 to lose by 104 runs.

  Earlier, Stokes played a brilliant inning and made 89 and Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan hit half-centuries to take England to 311-8, a total that seemed no better than par.

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Quinton de Kock's 68 had South Africa in the hunt at 129-2, but he pulled Liam Plunkett to long leg to become the first of three wickets to fall for 15 runs.

When Stokes took two wickets in two balls, the world number ones and favourites completed an ideal start to the tournament.



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