1st ODI : Pakistan vs South Africa Live Streaming 2013 Live Score
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein
South Africa 315 for 4 (Ingram 105*, de Villiers 65) v Pakistan
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Colin Ingram enjoyed a return to the city he lived in as a student and the venue of his maiden ODI century with a third career hundred. It was arguably the most important in the context of his international career so far as Ingram looks to secure a place in South Africa's starting XI.
Of equal importance was that it came along with stand of 120 runs with AB de Villiers, which allowed South Africa to build on the base laid by the openers and post their third highest-score in Bloemfontein.
They left Pakistan's attack looking obviously lacking as the visitors fielded just two seamers and a quarter of spinners. The fifth and sixth bowlers, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, cost them 81 runs in 11 overs runs on a surface that did not facilitate turn and against batsmen who were intent on proving their captain's mantra that they were capable of smothering the spin threat.
From the evidence of the first few overs, Pakistan could have used an extra pacemen. Junaid Khan and Umar Gul found early seam movement and troubled South Africa's openers. Gul proved particularly problematic and repeatedly beat Graeme Smith's bat as he got the ball to move away.
Amla was a little more settled and scored the first boundary - a gorgeous, effortless-looking coax through the covers - in the third over. Not all of his strokes were that convincing, though. He inside-edged Junaid for four early on and went on to do it twice more in a somewhat charmed stint at the crease which also included him being dropped on 15.