Proteas cruise to victory over Zimbabwe in first ODI

2014-08-17 17:56

The Proteas were far too strong for Zimbabwe as they won the first one-day international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club today.

Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted 309-3 after being put in to bat.

Zimbabwe was bowled out for 216 one ball short of 50 overs.

Spinners Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir took three wickets each for South Africa to back up Amla's efforts with the bat and the visiting Proteas cruised to a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.

Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams scored half-centuries in a partnership of exactly 100 in Zimbabwe's chase, but that was the only stand that troubled the South Africans.

They fell in the space of two overs and South Africa wrapped up a big win.

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