South Africa beat England by seven wickets in final one-day worldwide

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

The horror outing could have been worst if Jonny Bairstow wouldn't have chipped in with a gritty fifty.

Jonny Bairstow helped to spare the embarrassment marginally, but unsurprisingly there proved no way back into the match after England crashed to 20 for six in the first five overs - the worst ever start to a one-day global fixture. It's flattering to be favourites for the Champions Trophy, but today is a reminder not to get too carried away with where we are as a side.

"It's a lesson with the bat and ball - our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that, sometimes, you have to sit in", Morgan said.

Up to that point, Alex Hales had faced just one ball as the carnage unfolded at the other end but a loose drive shot offered up another catch for Amla, who made no mistake after a wobbly fielding display in Southampton.

"I'd like to think it doesn't", he said.

South Africa will certainly take plenty of confidence from this win after such a disappointing start to their 11-week stay in the country, while England will likely look to try and ignore the run. "They did not give us anything to hit and if they did we managed to nick it. Credit goes to South Africa, they came back really well".

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"I'd be disappointed if we did, because any team (would have) the potential to win or lose a game on a toss in a major tournament - which is hard to take and makes it one-sided, which I don't think is good for anybody".

"Lord's has never been a prolific ground for us, batting-wise".

Still, Morgan is unlikely to admit any such fears at this stage - his team has been built on a commitment to attacking cricket that will only be inhibited by doubts - and will instead hope his batsmen can put this reverse out of their mind and continue to play the fearless cricket that has served them so well in recent months.

Despite Bairstow's resilient innings, he is expected to miss out on the Champions Trophy, which starts on Thursday with a group game between England and Bangaldesh. 0-2 down in the series, the visitors had everything to play for in the third and final match of the three-ODI series. "I'm very, very impressed by him". Angus Fraser handed the England ODI cap to Toby Roland-Jones as the home side rested Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.

Proteas skipper AB de Villiers asked his bowlers to "do a bit of damage" after choosing to bowl in the third ODI against England on Monday and they duly did so. "They have had ups and downs but ultimately have played in the fashion that we have wanted".

Hosts England launch the Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday, with South Africa playing Sri Lanka at Surrey's headquarters on Saturday.