Ingram, Theron star in South Africa A win
South Africa A 220 for 4 beat Pakistan A 219 for 9 (Shafiq 80, Sajjad 77, Theron 4-47) by six wickets
Rusty Theron and Colin Ingram starred in the tri-series opener to give South Africa a convincing win over Pakistan A at the SSC in Colombo.
Theron grabbed four wickets to help South Africa fight back after a 137-run third-wicket stand between Asad Shafiq and Aamer Sajjad, who struck half-centuries. Pakistan were resting easy at 156 for 2, but lost their next seven wickets for 61 runs. Theron was supported by Vernon Philander, who took 3 for 42, and helped restrict Pakistan for a chaseable 219.
In their response, South Africa were boosted by a brisk opening start from Morne van Wyk, who scored a quickfire 33, and Ingram then took over to anchor the innings. He struck nine fours and a six in his 85 while Dean Elgar chipped in with an unbeaten 47 to steer his team home with 26 balls to spare.