Cricket: England beat South Africa in first ODI

South African batsman Quinton De Kock celebrates scoring half century during the first One Day International match between England and South Africa at Magaung Oval on February 3, 2016 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

England won the first one-day international against South Africa in Bloemfontein. The tourists made 399 for 9, their second-highest ODI total, with Jos Butler hitting a century off 73 deliveries. Quinton de Kock led the Proteas’ response, with a stunning 138 not out from 96 balls. Play was then suspended because of rain, with the hosts on 250 for 5, giving England a victory by 39 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

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