England all-rounder Stokes passed fit for second Proteas ODI

England hope Ben Stokes would play a full part in their training session before Saturday's one-day worldwide against South Africa at Southampton.

The ODI series between England and South Africa is taking place days before the start of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. But medium-pacer Jake Ball conceded only three runs off his last four deliveries, and Wood gave up only four singles in a tense last over.

Yet with a mere 10 now wanted off as many balls, South Africa - often accused of "choking" in pressure situations - saw Miller and Chris Morris fail to score the runs they required as Ball and fast bowler Mark Wood both held their nerve.

Stokes is an integral part of England's Champions Trophy plans so any injury is clearly a concern, but the ECB's expectation that he would take a full part in this session was encouraging at the very least.

Stokes, from Cockermouth, scored 25 at Headingley in England's 72-run victory on Wednesday as they posted 339 for six.

Opener Quinton de Kock (98 from 103 balls) led the South African reply before he was caught by wicketkeeper Buttler off Moeen Ali.

He deceived Stokes with a well-flighted delivery that took the left-hander's outside edge only for the ball to go through Amla's hands at slip for four. But after arriving on the south coast for Saturday's match at the Ageas Bowl, South Africa's number-three batsman expects a significant improvement.

South Africa then suffered a further setback when de Kock, in sight of a hundred, tried to run off-spinner Mooen Ali down to third man and was caught behind by opposing gloveman Buttler.

Stokes was not asked to add to his three overs for 12 runs, and it seemed England might succumb without him when South Africa narrowed the challenge to 10 needed from 10 balls.

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