England began their World Cup campaign with a resounding 104-run victory over South Africa at the Oval.

The Proteas won the toss and Faf du Plessis had no hesitation in bowling first on a good looking wicket.

He then surprised everyone by starting the innings with Imran Tahir, who got Jonny Bairstow out with the second ball of the match.

Jason Roy and Joe Root forged a good partnership before they got out in space of three balls to Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada respectively.

Then it was captain Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes’ turn to stitch a good partnership through the middle stages to lift England past the 200 mark. Morgan was dismissed by Tahir with the score of 217.

Jos Buttler didn’t last long and Moeen Ali soon followed suit, both dismissed by Lungi Ngidi.

Stokes and Chris Woakes tried but couldn’t provide the finishing touch to the innings. Both got out at around the 300 mark. Jofra Archer then hit some valuable runs in the last over to lift the score up to 311.

While bowling, the hosts were very disciplined and didn’t give much away. Archer was good with the ball and picked up three key wickets. He was well supported by Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Moeen Ali and Stokes, who also took an amazing catch.

At the end of the day, South Africa fell 104 short of runs of England’s score.

All in all, an ideal start for Morgan’s men. Here’s how we rated their players: