Stokes ton leads England to victory

England will have Ben Stokes available for the second one-day worldwide against South Africa after the all-rounder was passed fit on Friday.

South Africa finished at 5-328 after England made 6-330.

England left Chris Woakes out as a precaution for the second Royal London Series one-day worldwide against South Africa, recalling Jake Ball in his place.

Stokes is an integral part of England's Champions Trophy plans so any injury is clearly a concern, but the ECB's expectation that he would take a full part in this session was encouraging at the very least.

Miller was unbeaten on 71 and Morris on 36 as South Africa failed to complete a winning advantage for a second straight ODI.

Stokes finally fell in the 44th over when he holed out in the deep to give debutant left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (1-72) his lone wicket.

Stokes managed just two overs at Headingley in England's opening victory because of pain in the same knee which needed surgery last summer and ruled him out for two months. Stokes received reprieves off his first two deliveries.

Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers are all in the top 11 ODI batsman in the world and may well be on form on the south coast.

The innings then took a decisive turn when Stokes was missed twice in his first two balls, with Maharaj again the unfortunate bowler.

Next ball produced another edge, with wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock failing to hold a more hard chance.

Stokes hoisted both Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris high over deep midwicket for sixes.

Buttler (65no), who had a close umpire's call for lbw on eight, went on to hit four of five fours in one over off Phehlukwayo as he and Moeen Ali took England's predictable big finish to 111 in the last 10.

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