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Stokes hits century in England's 6-330

On a day of six dropped catches by South Africa, it was Stokes who made them pay most heavily with his second one-day worldwide hundred - along with Jos Buttler's 46-ball 50 and telling runs too from Eoin Morgan - as England recorded four half-century stands.

South Africa are determined to put the pressure back on England after blowing away the cobwebs in their opening Royal London Series defeat at Headingley. But medium-pacer Jake Ball conceded only three runs off his last four deliveries, and Wood gave up only four singles in a tense last over.

South Africa, the world's top-ranked ODI side, dropped six catches during a sloppy fielding display, with left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj three times denied a wicket in his debut at this level. If there's one man England will want to have fun in these last two Champions Trophy warm-ups, it is surely him. Another two edges followed in the over, but from there on Stokes dictated play.

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Moeen Ali added a useful 33 from 19 balls alongside Buttler, who continued to find the boundary as he made an unbeaten 65, before skying Phehlukwayo to de Kock to close the innings, and set South Africa 331 to win. But they both fell in quick succession and a promising position of 145 for one became a score of 267 all out in 45 overs for AB de Villiers's side.

Maharaj endured three of the dropped catches off his bowling, Stokes badly put down first by Hashim Amla at slip - the ball going straight through the fielder's legs for four - and then by De Kock next ball. However, after getting injured, he did not bowl for the remainder of the match.

Earlier, South Africa paid for wasting at least a half-dozen catching chances.



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