Monday March 11, 2013
Ingram inspires South Africa with unbeaten century
BLOEMFONTEIN (South Africa): Colin Ingram hit an unbeaten century as South Africa piled up 315 for four in the first one-day international against Pakistan at Chevrolet Park yesterday.
The left-handed Ingram made 105 not out off 103 balls with ten fours. It was his third one-day international century and his second against Pakistan.
He shared partnerships of 120 for the third wicket with captain AB de Villiers (65), 62 for the fourth wicket with Faf du Plessis (26) and 50 off only 23 balls with Farhaan Behardien, who hammered 34 not out off 14 deliveries.
Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla set an aggressive tone with an opening partnership of 72 after South Africa were sent in, with both batsmen going for their shots against Junaid Khan and Umar Gul despite the Pakistan new ball bowlers getting some early assistance from the pitch. ó AFP