De Kock reached his century from 106 balls and hit 11 fours and a six
|First one-day international, Cape Town|
|England 258-8 (50 overs): Denly 87, Woakes 40; Shamsi 3-38|
|South Africa 259-3 (47.4 overs): De Kock 107, Bavuma 98|
|South Africa won by seven wickets|
England suffered a heavy seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in Cape Town in their first one-day international since winning the World Cup.
Quinton de Kock hit 107 and Temba Bavuma 98 as the hosts chased down England’s 258-8 with 14 balls left.
The pair combined for a brilliant partnership of 169 and made England’s under-strength attack look toothless.
The tourists’ top order also failed, slipping to 131-6 before Joe Denly’s 87 helped England recover.
Denly’s innings looked to have kept England in the game but De Kock and Bavuma were ruthless where England’s batsmen were not.
De Kock was eventually bowled trying to slog-sweep Joe Root and Bavuma fell agonisingly short of a second ODI hundred when he was trapped lbw by a ball that skidded on from Chris Jordan.
Those wickets slowed South Africa’s victory push but they were always in control of the chase with Rassie van der Dussen scoring 38 not out.
England, who have rested a handful of their World Cup winners, now trail 1-0 in the three-match series and face the prospect of losing an ODI series for the first time in three years.
More to follow.