WC opener: England defeats South Africa

England made a confident start to their Cricket World Cup campaign as they crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener at The Oval on Thursday.Ben Stokes top-scored with 89 as the hosts posted a competitive total of 311 for eight after being sent in to bat.Jofra Archer took two early wickets and South Africa never looked likely to reach their target, bowled out in the 40th over for 207 to give World Cup favourites England the perfect start.