Colin Ingram’s 124 on debut set up a 64-run win for South Africa over Zimbabwe here in the first of three one-day internationals. Ingram hit the second highest ever score in an ODI debut to lead South Africa to 351-6 at OUTsurance Oval yesterday. Zimbabwe finished on 287-6, with opener Brendan Taylor making 145 no.
Man of the match Ingram hit eight fours and two sixes in his 126-ball effort. Only West Indies great Desmond Haynes' 148 against Australia in 1978 is a better score by a batsman in his first ODI. Hashim Amla led off with 110 in South Africa's first one-dayer of the season and David Miller added 51. South Africa's bowlers were always in control in Zimbabwe's reply, with Hamilton Masakadza's 30 the next highest score after Taylor's brave unbeaten century. Juan Theron collected 3-62 on his ODI debut for the Proteas.