Buttler ballistics drive England to 399

South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein
Jason Roy launched England's innings with intent© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJason Roy launched England's innings with intent
... but he was frustrated at falling when well set on 48© Getty Images
© Getty Images... but he was frustrated at falling when well set on 48
Alex Hales took up the cudgels with 57 from 47 balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAlex Hales took up the cudgels with 57 from 47 balls
He became Marchant de Lange's first international wicket since January 2015© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHe became Marchant de Lange's first international wicket since January 2015
Joe Root anchored England's innings with a typically lively 52© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJoe Root anchored England's innings with a typically lively 52
Jos Buttler was promoted to No.4 with devastating effect© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJos Buttler was promoted to No.4 with devastating effect
His last ODI innings was an England record 46-ball hundred in Dubai ...© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHis last ODI innings was an England record 46-ball hundred in Dubai ...
... and he duly brought up his fourth England hundred, from 73 balls© Getty Images
© Getty Images... and he duly brought up his fourth England hundred, from 73 balls
Ben Stokes carried over his Test form with a hard-hitting 57 from 38© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBen Stokes carried over his Test form with a hard-hitting 57 from 38
Chasing 400, South Africa lost Hashim Amla early in their innings© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesChasing 400, South Africa lost Hashim Amla early in their innings
Faf du Plessis found his form with 55 from 44 balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesFaf du Plessis found his form with 55 from 44 balls
... while Quinton de Kock continued where he had left off with another brilliant display© Getty Images
© Getty Images... while Quinton de Kock continued where he had left off with another brilliant display
His ninth ODI hundred came from 67 balls to keep South Africa firmly on track© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHis ninth ODI hundred came from 67 balls to keep South Africa firmly on track
However, a blinding one-handed catch from Stokes extracted the dangerous AB de Villiers© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHowever, a blinding one-handed catch from Stokes extracted the dangerous AB de Villiers
Moeen Ali picked up key wickets to keep South Africa behind the Duckworth-Lewis par score© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMoeen Ali picked up key wickets to keep South Africa behind the Duckworth-Lewis par score

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  • Seano on February 4, 2016, 12:44 GMT

    Yet again over obsession with Buttler yet QDK performed brilliantly and the articles focus on the Englishman....

  •   Zargar Sameer on February 3, 2016, 18:10 GMT

    southafrica is missing Miller here

  •   Belal AL Kabir on February 3, 2016, 18:01 GMT

    De.cock. Not out 209*,and sauth africa win this match

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