Amla powers Proteas

Last Updated 17 October 2010, 15:45 IST

Amla, who scored 110 in Bloemfontein on Friday, played with immaculate discipline and controlled aggression to make an identical total from 103 deliveries with a dozen boundaries.

It was Amla's fourth century in his last seven one-day innings, which include a knock of 92. AB de Villiers did his best to stay in the limelight with a dazzling, unbeaten century of his own. De Villiers stroked 101 from only 72 deliveries with five fours and five sixes, the last of which took him from 95 to 101, to make light work of reaching a respectable target of 269 with 11 overs to spare.

Zimbabwe lost wickets regularly after choosing to bat first and were indebted to wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu's 78 for their eventual total after six players made good starts before falling with scores between 19 and 32. Seamer Juan Theron bowled full and straight with clever changes of pace to return figures of five for 44.

Taylor c De Villiers b Theron    32
Chibhabha c de Villiers b Parnell    19
Williams c de Villiers b Theron    0
Taibu c Theron b Langeveldt    78
Flower b Duminy    22
Ervine c Peterson b Langeveldt    27
Chigumbura b Theron    13
Dabengwa c de Villiers b Theron    28
Utseya c Peterson b Parnell    22
Cremer b Theron    4
S Masakadza (not out)    2
Extras (LB-8, W-13)    21
Total (all out, 48.2 overs)    268
Fall of wickets: 1-59, 2-60, 3-60, 4-107, 5-155, 6-195, 7-228, 8-251, 9-262.
Bowling: Langeveldt 9-0-49-2, Tsotsobe 9-0-50-0, Parnell 8-1-52-2, Theron 8.2-0-44-5, Peterson 10-0-43-0, Duminy 4-0-22-1.
Amla c Utseya b S Masakadza    110
Smith c Dabengwa b Chigumbura    40
De Villiers (not out)    101
Duminy (not out)    15
Extras (LB-2, W-5)    7
Total (for 2 wickets, 39 overs)    273
Fall of wickets: 1-84, 2-223.
Bowling: Utseya 9-0-64-0, S Masakadza 9-0-63-1, Chigumbura 4-0-33-1, Chibhabha 2-0-12-0, Cremer 5-0-37-0, Dabengwa 6-0-34-0, Flower 3-0-15-0, Taylor 1-0-13-0.

(Published 17 October 2010, 15:45 IST)

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