England made their second highest one-day international total to beat South Africa by 39 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in Bloemfontein.
Jos Buttler scored a 73 ball century that helped the tourists to 399 for 9 with Ben Stokes, Alex Hales, Alex Hales and Joe Root passing.
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 138 off 96 balls Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 138 off 96 balls kept the Proteas in contention.
But the loss of wickets at key times halted the home side’s momentum before rain ended the game with them on 250 for 5 to give England a 1-0 series lead.
In a match which was occupied by batsmen, Ben Stokes has taken a stunning catch at long o boundary. AB de Villiers hit Moeen Ali’s ordinary delivery hard but the ball did not carry much. So, Stokes ran from his fielding position and grabbed the catch by his right hand.
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