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England set S Africa daunting target

S Africa are set 276 to win the first ODI after England captain Kevin Pietersen and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff hauled their side up to 275 for four after a slow start.

cricket Updated: Aug 23, 2008 01:15 IST

South Africa were set 276 to win the first one day international in Leeds at Headingley after England captain Kevin Pietersen and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff had hauled their side up to 275 for four after a slow start.

The pair came together at 113-3 in the 30th over with Pietersen making 90 not out from 82 balls and Flintoff 78 from 70 as they put on 158 - a record for the fourth wicket in a ODI at Headingley.

After playing themselves in carefully the pair unleashed a torrent of boundaries to lift England up to a daunting total for the tourists to chase under lights.