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Summary

  1. Four wickets for Woakes, two each for Moeen & Rashid
  2. South Africa lose seven wickets in 14.3 overs from 145-1
  3. Amla (73) and Du Plessis (67) out in successive overs after stand of 112
  4. Eng 339-6: Morgan 107 (93), Moeen 77* (51)
  5. First game of a three-match series
  6. Listen to TMS at the top of this page

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

So, England take a 1-0 series lead with two matches left to play.

Thanks for your company this evening. We'll be back on Saturday for the second ODI at Southampton, which starts at 11:00 BST. I'll leave you with highlights of Eoin Morgan's match-winning century.

In a bit!

'I've not been batting or bowling well recently'

And here is man of the match Moeen Ali, speaking to TMS.

"To get us to 339 in the end, I was very pleased with that. We finished well with the momentum.

"We bat all the way down so I gave myself a bit of a chance. I backed my game a bit more today - in the past sometimes I've not done that.

"I've not been batting or bowling well recently. Paul Farbrace gave me a few tips with my batting and that really helped me today.

"A lot of guys were very upset with what happened in Manchester and we dedicate this game to them."

South Africa's tail had a bit of fun, with Rabada and Parnell striking a few late boundaries, but Eoin Morgan reintroduced Chris Woakes to the attack to round off the innings and secure a 72-run victory.

However, Miller repeated Duminy's shot to exactly the same effect, before Chris Morris made a horrible tangle of a reverse sweep...

De Villiers kept hitting out but Moeen got the upper hand...

Du Plessis and Amla put on 112 runs for the second wicket but Amla was trapped lbw by Mark Wood, then eight balls later, Liam Plunkett snared Faf du Plessis with a nice bit of seam bowling...

AB De Villiers played nicely but his partners at the other end weren't playing so sensibly. JP Duminy fell to a reckless shot, but David Miller hit this towering six - which ended rather embarrassingly for one fella in the crowd..

Despite losing Quinton de Kock early, South Africa got off to a pretty decent start. Hashim Amla was in typically classy form, as was Faf du Plessis, and England's bowlers toiled for a little while...

And then Hashim Amla brought up his 32nd - 32nd! - one-day half century in a nicely poised innings...

Right, shall we have a little recap?

'A good day at the office'

England captain Eoin Morgan, who scored 107 off 93 balls, says: "It was a pretty good day at the office for us. You can't be sure what's a good score on here.

"I have felt good for a while. I didn't play as much in the IPL as I would have liked but I got a few runs in the Ireland game and to continue that here is a good feeling."

Asked how happy he is that he picked Moeen Ali, Morgan says: "You know what, if we didn't get many runs or wickets today, I probably would have still picked him. I think he's a fantastic player!

Man of the match - Moeen Ali

An unbeaten 77 with the bat and 2-50 with the ball. Moeen Ali is the man of the match.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Wood coming on and taking the key wicket of Amla really changed the course of the game. After that, South Africa really struggled and lost wickets at regular intervals.

'We didn't bat well enough'

South African captain AB De Villiers on Sky Sports: "England played phenomenally well with the bat in hand. Morgs really dominated with the hundred and manipulated us really well.

"We didn't bat well enough, we definitely should have come a lot closer. We just didn't get partnerships going tonight.

"We lost Faf and Hash in close succession and that probably stopped us a little bit. After those two we never really got a partnership going that could have got us a lot closer.

On the Champions Trophy: "We all have a bit of pressure on us and we're all contenders to win that trophy. They played better tonight and hopefully we'll win the next one."

AB de Villiers
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South Africa will rue letting those chances slips. A few messy dismissals in and around some very good batting. Amla and Du Plessis had an excellent partnership and De Villiers looked in good touch, but there were some careless shots.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Eoin Morgan has the awareness of the game and the gaps. He'll have a gameplan within seconds, and he'll free his arms. He's in fine form leading in to that Champions Trophy.

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Rob Carrick: Cracking win for @ECB_cricket Solid win & room to improve with the bat, will take good side to beat us at the ICC Champs Trophy

Some good stuff from England there; a fabulous century from Morgan and some top class hitting from Moeen at the end. With the ball, England were a little stymied when Du Plessis and Amla were at the crease, but South Africa allowed them a way back into the game.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

In tough times sometimes you need something to give you a smile. It was tough start to the day with the minute's silence for the Manchester bomb victims but the boys started the game in the right spirit.

South Africa were 145-1 at one point. England's bowling was good but South Africa gave those middle-order wickets away.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England have still got a lot of room for improvement but I'm very impressed with how they've approached today.

WICKET - England win by 72 runs

Rabada c Buttler b Woakes 19 (SA 267)

Game over! England win! Woakes finishes with four wickets as Rabada nicks him behind. A grateful Buttler holds on to it, and England take a 1-0 series lead!

WICKET

Parnell c Wood b Woakes 19 (SA 267-9)

Woakes does the job for Eoin Morgan - Parnell has a swipe at a short ball but can only send a leading edge high into the Headingley sky. Mark Wood darts forward and takes the catch before galloping off for a high-five with his teammates.

Here is the last wicket to fall, Andile Phehlukwayo going for the sweep and misjudging it slightly.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

He gave himself room and used his wrists to accelerate. Great timing. England do need to wrap this up. They've done all the hard work but these two can be dangerous.

SA 266-8

Target 340

Four more! It's Rabada this time, on one knee and swinging nicely to glide Moeen over mid-wicket. Moeen grimaces and then tightens his line up, bowling a little fuller, which is going well until Rabada absolutely carts him for six! That's a glorious shot! He gave himself a bit of width and just hammered the ball into the stand.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I think Eoin Morgan has rotated the bowlers really well. They have kept changing up on a pitch that's not easy to take wickets. South Africa bowled quite long spells.

SA 253-8

Plunkett 9-0-42-1

Plunkett is back, fellow pace bowler Parnell in his eyeline. He pokes at a slower ball that just avoids the top edge of the bat, before a good old fashioned slog drops in front of the fielder at third man. That's better though, Parnell freeing his arms and hoicking Plunkett back over his head for four.

SA 245-8 (target 340)

Rabada 5, Parnell 11

Moeen will continue and Parnell gets plenty of oomph behind a reverse sweep and it's away for four. Ben Stokes, meanwhile, is chuntering furiously to himself down at long off. That dropped catch is staying with him.

It's been a decent day for Moeen. First Chris Morris fell, attempting a fairly awkward looking reverse sweep...

And then it was the big scalp of ABdV...

SA 236-8

Joe Root is going to have a twirl with ten overs to go, because why not? Parnell heaves him up towards long-off but the ball bounces just in front of Plunkett, who parries it away from the boundary and back to the bowler. A quick over from Root and just a couple from it.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Stokes did the hard work and got around, and almost ran past it.

Parnell dropped on 1

SA 231-8

Ben Stokes has dropped a catch! Wayne Parnell smacked the ball flat and hard towards long-off and Stokes has shelled it. It was going fast but Stokes got into position, then ended up falling backwards and letting the ball roll out of his hands.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

He just got a little bit too straight with his front leg. Good from Rashid because he's managed to get a little bit of turn.

WICKET

Phehlukwayo b Rashid 4 (SA 230-8)

Well, that one's definitely out! Phehlukwayo gets down to sweep and Rashid sneaks the ball past him and it patters into the stumps. Phehlukwayo gets up from his knees with a look of resignation. That's Adil Rashid's work done for the day with figures of 10-0-69-2.

not-outNot out

SA 225-7

Pitching outside leg. Rod Tucker shakes his arms around. Not out.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I don't think he's hit it...

England review

SA 225-7

Hello, we're going upstairs. England reckon Adil Rashid has got new man Phehlukwayo out lbw...

Here's where the rot started to set in for South Africa; these two dismissals are pretty similar.

First up, JP Duminy, facing Adil Rashid...

And then not long after, David Miller thought he'd have a go at beating the man down in the deep.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Moeen has done well. The pressure he applied to Parnell got that wicket. I think Moeen saw De Villiers coming and dragged it down a little bit. It was a fairly regulation catch but it was up there long enough for Plunkett to think 'this is De Villiers, if I catch this we probably win'.

WICKET

De Villiers c Plunkett b Moeen 45 (SA 225-7)

Gone! AB de Villiers has swung hard at Moeen but Liam Plunkett comes charging in from deep mid-wicket - again - to cling on to the catch. That's a good catch; it was going high and hard, and I make that the third catch that's gone to that particular area. Game over?

So close and yet so far

When the ball came flying towards him, this spectator had visions of glory. And, er, it didn't quite turn out like that...

SA 224-6

De Villiers 45, Parnell 0

Woakes will unsurprisingly continue and that's a delightful shot from De Villiers, pulling him over mid-wicket for four. And now he's on the charge, flat-batting and twirling the bat above his head as he finds the boundary again. Glorious.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Modern batsman can do anything they like but Morris had just played this orthodox, crunching straight drive for four and then he goes for the reverse squat. Morris is a dangerous man but he couldn't work the magic today. Moeen has done a good job here, England are favourites but no team is safe with De Villiers is still at the crease.