258/8 (50.0 ov)ENG
SA 259/3 (47.4 ov)
CRR: 5.43 | South Africa beat England by 7 wickets

SA beat ENG by 7 wickets | South Africa vs England, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

England in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Date: Feb 04, 2020 Start Time: 16:30 IST | 11:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

South Africa vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - ODI Summary

End of Over : 47.4 SA: 259/3

So that is it from this game. South Africa take the lead in this 3-match ODI series and spoil the world champions comeback in ODIs. England will look to put this loss behind and bounce back stronger. South Africa will look to wrap up the series in the second ODI. The second ODI will be played on Friday, 7th February. That match will begin at 1300 local (1100 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

For his superb knock of 107 South African skipper is also the Man of the Match. De Kock says that it was a good night and says he is glad to get back to winning ways. Says they had chats about how they want to take the ODI team forward and today was the beginning of it. On spinners, he says it is good to have two spinners, especially Smuts as he is an all-rounder. De Kock humbly says that it has just been one game and he hopes that captaincy serves him well. Adds that the extra responsibility brought the best out of him. Tells him and Bavuma knew running hard between the wickets was the way to go about it and they just tried to carry the momentum.

England skipper, Morgan says they were completely outplayed by South Africa and admits that they misread the condition. Tells everyone struggled with the bat except Woakes and Denly. Credits South Africa for starting the series well and says South Africa bowled better and executed better than they did. Says they lost wickets in clusters and the total was only good if they would have been able to manage to pick wickets regularly. Tells the new guys learnt a lot and adds they saw that it is not all crash and bang like T20. Says they need to continue to learn like how they did in the past.

Earlier in the day after being put into bat, England were in tatters at 131/6 but Joe Denly's fighting 87 along with a smart knock of 40 from Woakes gave the tourists something to bowl at and they managed to get to 258. It was a superb bowling performance from South Africa. Tabraiz Shamsi was the star as his 3-fer never let England going and restricted them to an under par score.

A sorry bowling performance from the world champions. They were unable to adjust to the demands of the pitch and had no ideas on how to get rid of de Kock and Bavuma. When they did, it was just too late as the game was already beyond any doubts. Yes, it is not an experienced bowling line-up but England skipper Morgan would have hoped for a better display from them. Three bowlers got into the wickets column. Root, Woakes and Jordan. The latter was expensive as well. Parkinson did not have any success on his debut.

Chasing a moderate total of 259, South Africa were dealt with an early blow as they lost Reeza Hendricks early. Bavuma then joined his skipper and what we saw from the two was just pure masterclass. They took on the English attack. The skipper and his deputy led from the front and the pair added 173 for the second wicket and killed all the English hopes. Quinton de Kock, the skipper scored a century but Bavuma fell 2 runs short of a well-deserved hundred but that did not prove to be costly as van der Dussen applied the finishing touches.

The world champions have been humbled on their first game as champions. England's nightmare at Newlands continues. What a brilliant performance from the Proteas and their life under new leader, Quinton de Kock is off to a comprehensive win. Their sorrows and disappointment from the Test series have been reduced a tad here as they take a 1-0 lead in this 3-match ODI series.

47.4 4

Matt Parkinson to JJ Smuts. FOUR! Floated delivery on middle, Smuts sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

47.3 0

Matt Parkinson to JJ Smuts. Flighted delivery on off, Smuts punches it back towards the bowler.

47.2 1

Matt Parkinson to Rassie van der Dussen. Full delivery on off, van der Dussen drives it through mid off for a run.

47.1 0

Matt Parkinson to Rassie van der Dussen. Tossed up delivery on off, van der Dussen plays it to covers.

End of Over : 47 9 Runs 47.4: 254/3
46.6 1

Chris Jordan to Rassie van der Dussen. On the pads, van der Dussen glances it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single to end the over. 5 needed off 18 balls now.

46.5 0

Chris Jordan to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball on off, it nips back in. Van der Dussen looks to defend but the ball keeps a bit low and hits his inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards backward point. Smuts looks for a run but cannot get it.

46.4 4

Chris Jordan to Rassie van der Dussen. FOUR! Just 6 needed now. Full outside off, van der Dussen leans on the drive and creams it through extra cover for a boundary.

46.3 2

Chris Jordan to Rassie van der Dussen. Slower ball on the pads, van der Dussen pulls it towards deep square leg and gets a couple as Parkinson mops it up with a slide.

46.2 1

Chris Jordan to JJ Smuts. Good length ball on off and middle, van der Dussen glances it towards square leg for a single.

46.1 1

Chris Jordan to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball on off, Rassie pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

End of Over : 46 5 Runs 47.4: 245/3
45.6 3

Matt Parkinson to Rassie van der Dussen. Floated on the pads, van der Dussen paddles it fine down the leg side. The outfield is slow and they take three as the fielder from the deep cleans it up.

45.5 1

Matt Parkinson to JJ Smuts. This time Smuts punches it to long on and gets a single with ease.

45.4 0

Matt Parkinson to JJ Smuts. Another confusion but somehow Rassie survives. On the pads, Smuts flicks it towards backward square leg. Van der Dussen comes out looking for a single but he is sent back again. He puts in a desperate dive at the bowler's end and the throw hits him on his body.


After the conclusion of the Test Series, South Africa and England take each other on in One Day internationals. The first ODI will be played at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on February 4, 2020 (Tuesday). Quinton de Kock will be leading the side in the absence of regular captain Faf du Plessis and the wicket-keeper batsman will have a tough task in front of him against the defending world champions.


South Africa have included some young players in the team for this series. Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Sisnda Magala and Lutho Sipamla have all got a chance to impress at the international stage. Meanwhile, England are without the services of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes and have called up Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood in the squad.


South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock (WK/C), Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne.


England Squad: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow(w), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Matthew Parkinson, Dawid Malan, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Banton.

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