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Eoin Morgan slams ton, England win

Eoin Morgan slams ton, England win
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England captain Eoin Morgan\'s century led his team to an impressive series opening 72-run victory against top-ranked South Africa in their opening One-Day International here on Wednesday.England made 339 for six in their 50 overs and then bowled out the tourists for 267 with five overs to spare.With the ICC Champions Trophy starting next week, tournament hosts England look in fine shape with bat a

Headingley: England captain Eoin Morgan's century led his team to an impressive series opening 72-run victory against top-ranked South Africa in their opening One-Day International here on Wednesday.England made 339 for six in their 50 overs and then bowled out the tourists for 267 with five overs to spare.With the ICC Champions Trophy starting next week, tournament hosts England look in fine shape with bat and ball after a highly disciplined performance.

"It was very pleasing, it has been a pretty good day at the office for us," said Morgan."I thought the partnerships we built, we gave ourselves the best opportunity to get a par score or more," added Morgan, whose century was his 11th in ODIs.
England's spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali, who was given the man of the match award, struck a crucial unbeaten 77, including five sixes, in a match-winning 117 run partnership with Morgan.

Ali also played a key role with the ball, picking up the wicket of South African skipper AB de Villiers just as the strokemaker was beginning to look dangerous on 45.The only concern for England was a knee injury for all-rounder Ben Stokes which hampered his ability with the ball.The Yorkshire venue of Headingley welcomed the world's visiting number one ranked ODI team with bright sunshine before Morgan's 107 from 93 balls put the spine in England's total.

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