England open World Cup with sub-par display as they set South Africa 312 target to win

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Ben Stokes stars for England as hosts launch World Cup campaign with victory over South Africa at the Oval

  • England got off to a uninspiring start in their World Cup opener with South Africa
  • Jonny Bairstow was caught behind for nothing in an awful start for the hosts
  • Jason Roy and Joe Root got things back on track as the pair hit half-centuries
  • Captain Eoin Morgan then contributed 57 runs from 60 balls on Thursday
  • Ben Stokes was the standout performer after hitting 89 to set a target of 312
  • He then took an amazing catch on the boundary and also took two wickets 

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