Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI 2019 Highlights
Pak vs SA 1st ODI: Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli’s century record
Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI, PAK vs SA Highlights: Kohli had done 27 centuries in 169 innings before Amla. At the same time, Amla scored 27th ODI century in 167th innings against Pakistan and left behind Virat.
Pakistan defeated South Africa by five wickets in the first one-day match played at the Sun-George Park on Saturday with the first win of the series. Chasing 267 runs, Pakistan’s team made an impressive 86 by Imam-ul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez’s unbeaten 71 runs off just 5 balls. In the series of five matches, Pakistan has made a mark in the series. At the same time, South Africa scored 266 runs by losing two wickets against Pakistan, thanks to openers Hashim Amla’s 27th ODI hundred. Apart from playing an imposing 108-run inning, Amla played a 155-run partnership for the second wicket with Rossi van der Dussen (93), who was debuting. At the same time, Amla left behind Indian captain Virat Kohli in making the fastest 27th century. Amla played 108 balls with the help of 7 fours and a six in 120 balls.
Before the Amla, Kohli had done 27 centuries in 169 innings. At the same time, Amla scored 27th ODI century in 167th innings against Pakistan and left behind Virat. However, this pair of Amla and Rassie van der Dussen could not dominate the slow pitch against Pakistan’s exact bowling attack. Although in the windy conditions, Pakistan only shocked two wickets but bowled well. It was becoming difficult to score runs in the middle overs. Fast bowler Hasan Ali scored 42 runs and leg-spinner Shadab Khan got one wicket apiece for 41 runs.
Amla and Riaz Hendrix (45) shared 82 runs in 105 balls for the first wicket. Amla scored 108 runs while Van der Dusen faced 101 balls and hit six fours and three sixes in a half-century of 93 and lost by seven runs in the match.