Sunday 17 August 2014 

Hashim Amla Sets Up Crushing Win

Hashim Amla scored 122 not out in 132 balls for South Africa
Hashim Amla scored 122 not out in 132 balls for South Africa
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South Africa 309-3 (Amla 122no) beat
Zimbabwe 216 (H Masakadza 61) by 93 runs
First One-Day International, Bulawayo
Scorecard

Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten 122 as South Africa scored a comprehensive 93-run win over Zimbabwe in the first One-Day International in Bulawayo.

Amla became the quickest man in terms of innings played to score 15 ODI centuries - needing just 86 to get there - as South Africa piled up 309 for three.

Quinton de Kock (63) and Faf du Plessis (59) also scored half-centuries as the Proteas powered their way to a score that was well beyond the home side.

They battled hard, however, and thanks to Hamilton Masakadza's 61 in 75 balls and Sean Williams 51 in 46 they at least prevented a complete humiliation before they were bowled out for 216 in the final over.

After Wayne Parnell (2-43) and Ryan McLaren (1-22) took early wickets, spinners Imran Tahir (3-44) and Aaron Phangiso (3-43) struck to close out the game for the tourists.

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th August: Only Test, Harare
South Africa 397 (du Plessis 98) & 44-1 beat
Zimbabwe 256 & 181 (Piedt 4-62) by nine wickets
17th August: 1st ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 309-3 (Amla 122no) beat
Zimbabwe 216 (H Masakadza 61) by 93 runs
19th August: 2nd ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 257 (du Plessis 55) beat
Zimbabwe 196 (Williams 55) by 61 runs
21st August: 3rd ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 171-3 (de Kock 84) beat
Zimbabwe 165 (Chigumbura 90) by seven wickets