Thu 04 Feb 2016, 15:00
Which moment stood out for you at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein?
On the same day that we saw New Zealand pull off the coup of 2016 with a whopping 159-run defeat over Australia, South Africa lost their opening One Day International against England by 39-runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method - after rain brought down the curtain in a game that was tipped for a tight finish.
The flat pitch at the Mangaung Oval proved to be a batter's paradise as England’s Jos Buttler scored an entertaining 105 runs from 76 balls, while the Proteas' Quinton de Kock got in on the act with an impressive 138 not out. And who could forget the top drawer catch by Ben Stokes to dismiss South African skipper AB de Villiers. Earlier, England’s opening pair Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on a blistering partnership of 68 runs in just 7.4 overs to give the visitors a first innings score of 399. All of the action was live on DStv Premium and we can't wait for the reminder of the five-match series to get underway.
Before the start of the second ODI on Saturday 6 February in Port Elizabeth at 10:00 on SS2 and via live video streaming on supersport.com, DStv Now (for Android and iOS), we'd like to know what stood out for you most in the first game.
You can catch the highlights from the first ODI between the Proteas and England on the DStv Explora.
Cricket action this weekend
Friday 5 February
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup QF 1 - Bangladesh v Nepal on SS2 at 03:30
Momentum One Day Cup The Unlimited Titans v Cape Cobras on SS2 at 13:45
Masters Champions League Sagittarius Strikers v Gemini Arabians on SS6 at 12:45
Masters Champions League Capricorn Commanders v Libra Legends on SS6 at 17:45
Saturday 6 February
New Zealand v Australia 2nd ODI on SS5 at 02:30
South Africa v England 2nd ODI on SS2 at 09:30
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup QF 2 - India v Namibia on SS6 at 04:30
Masters Champions League Gemini Arabians v Virgo Super Kings on SS8 at 12:45
Sunday 7 February
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup QF 3 - England v Sri Lanka on SS6 at 04:30
Momentum One Day Cup Cape Cobras v bizhub Highveld Lions on SS2 at 09:45
Masters Champions League Virgo Super Kings v Capricorn Commanders on SS8 at 12:45
Masters Champions League Libra Legends v Leo Lions on SS8 at 17:15