They lost Jason Roy in the early stages but recovered thanks to 61 from Alex Hales and 37 from Joe Root.
Morgan’s 107 was a real captain’s contribution, paced intelligently over 93 balls and punctuated with five muscular sixes and seven fours. Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-145, 3-149, 4-182, 5-208, 6-216, 7-225, 8-230, 9-267.
Stokes ended up falling for 25, while Jos Buttler followed not long after for seven runs.
Whatever happens to England this summer, Eoin Morgan is determined to make sure they never lose their cool – even in the intense heat of tournament cricket.
Hales forced his way to 61, with eight boundaries and one mighty six off Parnell, before a flat-footed flail at Andile Phehlukwayo’s first ball.
Amla made a classy 73 off 76 balls, only his second half-century in 11 completed innings for South Africa regardless of format. Wood and Plunkett, meanwhile, claimed one wicket each.
In a sign that he does indeed have a big role to play in the Champions Trophy, Moeen backed up his brilliant batting display from No7 by taking two wickets with his off-spin – including the crucial scalp of De Villiers in the 38 over of the chase. But congrats to them. “It might be due to my experience, but I am feeling good”.
“[Champs Trophy?] We all have a bit of pressure, all contenders to win”.
“As you can understand we have some genuine concerns, the players are uneasy. there was a lot of chatter at the breakfast table”, Moosajee told reporters at Leeds s Headingley ground on Tuesday.
“We couldn’t get a partnership going [with the bat] and at the end of the day we were outplayed”.
Over the last few months, seven recently capped internationals including van Zyl signed Kolpak deals to play county cricket, citing the threat of Brexit closing the door on such earning opportunities in the United Kingdom and the lack of the same at home as reasons for turning their backs on the country of their birth.
Morgan said: “If he (Moeen) didn’t get any runs, or had a bad day, I’d have no problem picking him again”.
“There’s a huge benefit to having three match-winners come back into our team having watched them contribute so much in the IPL”. “I went inside with Paul Farbrace, and he knows my game quite well now”.
“Very pleasing, pretty good day at the office for us”, Morgan said.
“I’d also like to give our support to those in and around things and those most affected and those who helped out last night and continue to help out today and throughout the future”.
Asked if this is the strongest limited overs side he has played for, Morgan replied: “Certainly yes, and I’ve said it for the last six months”.
In-form Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow was the most obvious casualty, with Sam Billings, David Willey and Jake Ball also standing down.