England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has said goodbye to ODI cricket after the first match played against South Africa on Tuesday. Ben Stokes, however, could not show any wonders with the ball and bat in his last match. Not only this, the England team had to face defeat by 62 runs in the first ODI against South Africa.
Ben Stokes had announced on Monday that he would retire from this format after the first ODI against South Africa. In his last match, Ben Stokes proved to be very expensive while bowling and he spent 44 runs in 5 overs. Ben Stokes didn’t even get a wicket. Ben Stokes’ bat also did not play in this match and he could score only 5 runs.
Let us inform that in the opening ODI of the series, South Africa scored 333 runs in 50 overs at the loss of 5 wickets while batting first. For South Africa, Wayne scored 133 and Markram scored 77 runs.
Root did not get the support of any batsman
Chasing this target, England started very well. Opener Bairstow and Jason Roy added 102 runs for the first wicket. But after this the process of falling wickets of England started. Joe Root, however, played an excellent innings of 86 runs to try to keep England in the match.
But Root did not get the support of any other England batsman. Chasing a target of 334 runs, England were all out for 271 runs in 46.5 overs and they lost the first match of the series by 62 runs.