For Africa, there are plenty things of which the team can be optimistic. Hashim Amla showed enduring form at the top of the order, Faf du Plessis played a strong hand as well, while AB de Villiers also showed class by scoring 45 from 38 but the wickets kept on falling from the other side.
Their focus should be on bowling. Main reason to worry is Imran Tahir’s form. He conceded 68 runs in his spell and was wicketless.
It was a perfect match for the home side. The Captain played a match wining innings. He scored a brilliant century. Even Kohli said that England is a team which has no weakness. Great news for England fans that Stokes is fit to play the next match. England side will be even stronger. Stokes was also the man of the tournament in IPL 10.
Last 5 completed matches
England – WWWWW
Scoring Pattern :
First inning scores of last 5 matches have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second)
260/2, 305/1, 302/2, 298/1, 359/1
The average first inning total in last 5 games is 305.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 Mark Wood
South Africa: (probable) 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers (capt), 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Andile Phehlukwayo/Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir
Stats and trivia
* On the last 10 occasions that they have batted first in ODIs, England have racked up a formidable run of totals: 324 for 7, 444 for 3, 302 for 9, 309 for 8, 350 for 7, 321 for 8, 296 for 6, 328, 328 for 6 and 339 for 6. An average figure of 334 for 7.
* Amla needs another 47 runs to reach 7000 in ODIs. He has 12 innings in which to get there ahead of Virat Kohli and continue his record of being fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000.
* Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali both need four more wickets to reach 50 in ODIs.
Watch Out For :
He is a consistent batsman and an excellent captain. He can score quick runs for the team. He has scored brilliant century in the last match and will look forward to score more runs.
AB De Villiers
Mr 360 is a captain of SA. He is the most versatile player in the world. He can play shots in each side of the ground. He is a player on which the team can rely upon.