Hashim Amla fastest to complete 7000 ODI runs, breaks Kohli's record

Also, Rabada and Co., unlike their counterparts, will be staying back in England for a four-Test series and can't afford to exhaust everything at the Champions Trophy itself; they will have to be at their best for the next three months.

When asked if the Proteas can go all the way in the Champions Trophy, the 22-year-old Rabada said: "Oh yes, why not?" We have seen this pattern for some time now and again as recently as the New Zealand tour, where surfaces in Wellington and Auckland provided similar assistance as the surface at Lords.

So, Now it is the time for Hashim Amla.

Proteas skipper AB de Villiers remains the top-ranked ODI batsman, while team-mate Quinton de Kock moved up two places to fourth.

An overcast morning and a green-tinged pitch meant it was no surprise when de Villiers opted to field first upon winning the toss.

There was brief respite for the bowlers as Roland-Jones (1-34) and Jake Ball (2-43) removed Amla (55), De Kock (34) and Faf du Plessis (5) but South Africa cruised to victory with more than 20 overs remaining.

Bairstow featured in two half-century stands with David Willey (26) and debutante Toby Roland-Jones (37 not out).

South Africa open their campaign in the tournament against Sri Lanka on Saturday at the Oval in London. He is an opener for South Africa Team. "I started off really well and four games later I had a decent game again", de Villiers said.

Next over, Joe Root (two) was lbw to a swinging delivery from left-armer Parnell. England, courtesy the series win, have achieved two points, but continues to remain fifth in the table.

Eoin Morgan's team made a dismal start with Rababa claiming three wickets in one over.

Next ball, England's 20 for five became 20 for six when Adil Rashid, attempted a huge drive next ball even more recklessly, and edged to du Plessis for a golden duck.

The intense competition in the individual rankings justifies the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy's significance as players from the eight participating teams feature prominently in it and not much separates the top players in the fray.

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