Imad then took two wickets in three balls to reduce England to 272 for six, dangerman Jos Buttler caught at backward point before Moeen Ali was plumb lbw for a duck.
England, after Britain's Prince Harry officially opened the tournament, lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.
The unpredictable English weather and some quality cricketers looking to showcase their skills on the biggest stage, the 2019 edition of the World Cup couldnt get any better.
Pakistan will seek inspiration from their dramatic Champions Trophy win in England two years ago when they take the field in their opening World Cup match against a resurgent West Indies on Friday.
London: Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, stoked the fierce cricketing rivalry between England and Australia by making a cheeky sledge at Australia captain Aaron Finch ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. “You’re getting on a bit now, aren’t you? How long have you been playing?” express.co.uk
Opener Quinton de Kock’s valiant 68 run effort and Rassie van der Dussen’s half-century went in vain as South Africa succumbed at 207 runs in reply to England’s 311.
"We thought that during the England series we lacked experience in our bowling and that is why we have included Riaz in the squad," he said.
Leeds: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings
Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson was ruled out of the World Cup on Wednesday after failing to recover from a dislocated shoulder, with namesake Kane Richardson replacing him.