Tracey Neville made a successful return to international netball as England earned a 56-44 win over South Africa at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
Neville made a winning return
England's zone defence was effective and quick passing created good shooting chances in the second half.
Jade Clarke was named player of the match for her tireless defence, turning over numerous balls.
The second match in the three-Test series takes place on Wednesday at the MEN Arena in Manchester.