Amla, Rossouw hit centuries

2015-01-28 19:47
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)

Centurion - Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw put together a record third wicket partnership in One Day Internationals for South Africa to steer the hosts to 361 for five in their rain-reduced 42-over innings against the West Indies in Centurion on Friday.

Their stand of 247 runs from 181 balls in the fifth ODI eclipsed Amla's own previous record he held with AB de Villiers of 238 against Pakistan at the Wanderers in March 2013.

The partnership came to and end when Rossouw was out for his highest ODI score of 132 from 98 balls, having struck nine fours and eight sixes.

Rossouw was caught by Jonathan Carter off the bowling of Andre Russell.

Amla was also dismissed by Russell, dragging the ball onto his stumps for 133 from 105 balls including 11 fours and six sixes. It was Amla's 19th century in ODIs.

The pair came together with South Africa in a spot of bother at 59 for two, and after a measured start they began to dismantle the West Indies attack during the latter overs.

Earlier Quinton de Kock (4), returning in his first game from an ankle injury, lasted just seven balls, as he miscued a pull shot off Jason Holder with the catch looping to Carter at point to leave South Africa six for one.

Faf du Plessis made 16 before he fell to the bowling of Russell caught at fine leg by Sheldon Cottrell.

The match started two-and-a-half hours late due to rain, and eight overs in each innings were lost.

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