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BLOEMFONTEIN,South Africa: Colin Ingram hit an unbeaten century to set up a comfortable 125-run win for South Africa in the first one-day international against Pakistan at Chevrolet Park yesterday.
The left-handed Ingram made 105 not out as South Africa piled up 315 for four after being sent in to bat. Pakistan could only make 190 in reply.
South African captain AB de Villiers described the win as “a huge step in the right direction” after what he admitted had been “worrying and frustrating” recent one-day performances by the team.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said his side had been unable to exploit helpful bowling conditions early on.
Misbah said an opening partnership of 72 by Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla had set up the South African innings.
“The way the ball was seaming, they played really well. We were looking to get early wickets. If South Africa had scored 270 or 280 it could have been a good game,” he said.AFP