1st ODI: Hashim Amla Hits Ton as South Africa Thrash Sri Lanka by 75 runs

Updated: 06 July 2014 18:49 IST

Hashim Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for five in 50 overs after electing to bat first at R. Premadasa Stadium.

1st ODI: Hashim Amla Hits Ton as South Africa Thrash Sri Lanka by 75 runs
Hashim Amla celebrates after scoring a century during the first ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 6, 2014. © AFP

Colombo:

Hashim Amla's 13th century in one-day international cricket and a 151-run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75-run win in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for five in 50 overs after electing to bat first at R. Premadasa Stadium.

Legspinner Imran Tahir took three wickets while seamers Ryan Mclaren, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel took two wickets each to dismiss Sri Lanka for 229 in the 41st over.

Kumar Sangakkara top scored with 88 for the home team.

Topics : South Africa Sri Lanka Hashim Amla Cricket
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