Amla returned to form sets up Arica win over NZ

Amla returned to form sets up Arica win over NZ

CENTURIAN: South African opening batsman Hashim Amla returned to form with a century which set up a 20-run for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Amla (124) and Rilee Rossouw (89) shared a second wicket partnership of 185 as South Africa scored 304 for seven after being sent in to bat.

New Zealand several times threatened to get close before they were bowled out for 284 with 11 balls remaining.

Amla had gone ten international innings without a fifty since making 159 against Ireland in a World Cup match in Canberra on March 3. In seven of those innings he failed to reach 20.