Quinton de Kock made a stylish 63 © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock made a stylish 63 © Getty Images

 

Aug 17, 2014

 

South Africa managed to achieve a milestone in One-day International (ODI) cricket when their openers Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla put up 109 run opening partnership in the first ODI of their three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. This is South Africa’s Seventh consecutive 100 run opening partnership in ODI’s, which is now a record. The previous best was six times by England, followed by Pakistan’s four time.

Quinton De Kock started things in style for the visitors, and dispatched the Zimbabwean bowlers for boundaries with ease before being dismissed at 63 by John Nyumbu. De Kock was helped by Hashim Amla, who played the anchor role, batted out the whole innings and scored his 15th ODI hundred. South Africa made 309 in their allotted 50 overs.

 

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