2nd ODI: SA post challenging 286 against Pak
Abu Dhabi: A superb century by Colin Ingram and half-centuries by Hashim Amla and JP Duminy helped South Africa score 286 for 8 against Pakistan in the second one day international on Sunday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Ingram scored 100 while Amla and Duminy scored 65 and 54, respectively, as South Africa set the Pakistanis a challenging target.
ngram, who made his debut in the recent home series against Zimbabwe, reached his second ODI century in only his 5th international, to put South Africa in a strong position to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Ingram's 100 came off 119 balls and included ten boundaries and one six. The 25-year-old left-handed batsman also starred in two useful partnerships, an 84-run stand with Amla for the second wicket and another 86 runs for the third wicket with AB de Villiers.
Amla slammed eight fours in his 65-run knock off 62 balls while Duminy's 54 included three fours and a six.
Earlier, Johan Botha, standing in as captain for Graeme Smith, won the toss and elected to bat first.
Smith, who is nursing a finger injury which he suffered when a Shoaib Akhtar ball hit him in Friday's first ODI, was rested as South Africa made two changes. Jacques Kallis, who retired after scoring 66 runs on Friday because of dehydration following a viral infection, was also rested.
Pakistan made one change with left arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz replacing Umar Gul. The paceman picked up two wickets and so did Afridi but could not stop the Proteas from piling on the runs.