James Taylor hits 116 as England beat South Africa A in one-day warm-up

Jonny Bairstow congratulates James Taylor on his century
James Taylor (left) hit eight fours and a six in his run-a-ball 116
Tour match, Kimberley
England 368-7 (50 overs): Taylor 116, Bairstow 58, Morgan 41
South Africa A 205 (30.5 overs): De Bruyn 73*; Topley 3-38, Jordan 3-48, Rashid 3-55
England won by 163 runs
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James Taylor hit 116 as England cruised to a 163-run victory in their 50-over warm-up match against South Africa A.

Taylor's stylish innings came at a run a ball, while Jonny Bairstow smashed 58 off 30, including six sixes, as the tourists posted 368-7 in Kimberley.

Reece Topley, Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan took three wickets each to help dismiss South Africa A for 205.

Win was perfect work out - Taylor

England's five-match one-day series against South Africa begins on Wednesday in Bloemfontein.

The form of opener Alex Hales - dismissed on Saturday for 23 following a lean run in the 2-1 Test series victory - is perhaps the biggest concern for England.

They must also decide whether to include the impressive Bairstow, who enjoyed a fine Test series with the bat but has not featured in England's last four one-day internationals.

South Africa v England limited-overs schedule
ODI seriesTwenty20 series
3 Feb: 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, 11:30 GMT19 Feb: 1st T20, Cape Town, 16:00
6 Feb: 2nd ODI, Port Elizabeth, 11:3021 Feb: 2nd T20, Johannesburg, 12:30
9 Feb: 3rd ODI, Centurion, 08:00
12 Feb: 4th ODI, Johannesburg, 11:30
14 Feb: 5th ODI, Cape Town, 08:00
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