Bloemfontein - Colin Ingram brought up his century in the last over of the innings to take
South Africa to 315 for four in the first one-day international against
Pakistan here on Sunday.
Ingram’s third ODI hundred came off 101 balls and included nine boundaries
and he was 105 not out at the end of the innings.
He and Farhaan Behardien compiled a quick fifty partnership off 23 balls
which included the only two sixes in the match.Live scorecard
Sent in to bat, the opening pair of Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla set the
foundation with a 72- run stand, off 84 balls, before Saeed Ajmal made the
Attempting a reverse paddle, Smith (30) got a glove to the ball which
bounced upwards off his shoulder, giving Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal a
SA captain and wicketkeeper AB de Villiers moved himself up the order,
coming in at three, but he was soon joined by Ingram after Amla’s luck finally
Having survived a couple of chances, Amla (43) got a top edge to Mohammad
Hafeez and the ball flew skywards to Shoaib Malik at deep square leg.
Ingram brought up his half-century followed shortly afterwards by De
Villiers, whose fifty came at a run a ball after boundaries had dried up for a
period of nearly seven overs.
Looking to go over extra cover, De Villiers did not get enough bat on ball
and ended up being caught at short cover by Younus Khan, off Ajmal, for 65.
Faf du Plessis and Ingram smashed Shahid Afridi for five fours in the 40th
over and added 63 runs together before Du Plessis (26) tried another
unsuccessful scoop - this time off Junaid Khan - straight into the hands of
Umar Gul at short fine leg.
Farhaan Behardien hit the first six of the match over long-on, in the 49th
over, off a full toss from Junaid and followed it up with another one over deep
mid-wicket. He was unbeaten on 34, off just 14 deliveries and Pakistan need to
make 316 if they are to win their first ever match played in Bloemfontein.
Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de
Villiers (captain/wicketkeeper), Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan
McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Kyle Abbott, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Asad
Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper),
Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan