Hashim Amla Sets Up Crushing Win
South Africa 309-3 (Amla 122no) beat
Zimbabwe 216 (H Masakadza 61) by 93 runs
First One-Day International, Bulawayo
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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