England's six of the worst in record collapse

South Africa's ODI captain AB de Villiers says the main goal for the rest of his career is to win the 2019 World Cup in England

Rabada and Parnell decimated the English top order in the opening five overs and rendered the contest effectively over with England teetering at 6-20. "Obviously what cost us was that first hour - a lot of live, green grass on the wicket, but ultimately I thought South Africa bowled beautifully".

For all the 25-year-old's power strokeplay - as exemplified in his blistering 79-ball 101 featuring 11 fours and three sixes during England's two-run win in the second one-day global against South Africa at Southampton on Saturday - Stokes's batting is based on a sound straight drive.

"We saw the shots they played when they batted".

England still won the three-match series 2-1. Roland-Jones made 37 not out as England recovered to a partially defendable total of 153.

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Roland-Jones, who was drafted in on Sunday evening alongside Steven Finn but is similarly not part of the Champions Trophy squad, showed his long-handled prowess from No9 after Willey gave the returning Parnell his third, overcoming an early blow to the head from Chris Morris to stroke five fours and heave one mighty six during his run-a-ball cameo.

South Africa, the world's No1 team, chased down their target of 154 in 28.5 overs, Hashim Amla's 55 setting them on their way before a wobble midway through the chase slowed their progress.

They might even be the most exciting team to watch in the tournament; has that ever been the case with an England ODI side?

The English batting efforts have landed them in the record books for all the wrong reasons, with the side becoming the first in ODI history to lose six wickets inside the first five overs of a match, which sparked flashes of days gone by for England sides with far less depth in talent than the current mob.

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Roland-Jones - one of four players to come into the home side's starting XI - picked up his maiden worldwide wicket when Hashim Amla (55 off 54 balls) dragged on, shortly after becoming the fastest player to score 7,000 ODI runs (153 matches).

England captain Eoin Morgan said that the seven-wicket pounding they received at the hands of South Africa has not dented his side's confidence going into the Champions Trophy. "I'm very, very impressed by him".

Jason has scored a huge amount of runs for us, the way in which he plays is very important and it will continue to be like that.

Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes could, according to Morgan, have played on Monday if required, while the seamers, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett, were just rested to ensure they remain fresh.

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England begin their campiagn against Bangladesh on Thursday at the Kia Oval, while South Africa take on Sri Lanka at the same venue on Saturday. "Batting and running around the field and everything like that is fine. We cover all the bases when it comes to spin, seam and proper pace bowling". I's just when he's bowling at full tilt.

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