South Africa's batting was not good at the start of the big goal in England. The team lost two wickets for 44 runs. Pushing out of the fifth over of the innings, English paceman Zafera Archer quickly jumped one ball and hit South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla's helmet Greille. After that the Protea opener left the field.
Before leaving the field, Amla scored five runs in eight balls. He hit a four in Archer's over.
The English paceman Archer was included in the World Cup squad for the great pace. In the first match of the World Cup, he has proved that the opponent defeats paceman with great speed.
Earlier, England, batting first, scored 311 for eight wickets. In the match at the Oval, England lost the opening opener Jonny Bairstow to the second in the first over of the day. Spinner Imran returned him out. In this push, the hosts finally made big collections.
Ben Stokes, playing in the middle order, played a major role in making England a bigger one. He scored 89 runs of 79 balls. Besides, Jason Rai (54), Root (51) and Morgan (57) played a lot of innings.
Imran Tahir (61) and Rasad (66) took two wickets each. And Lungi got three wickets for 66 runs.