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Colin Ingram scored 78 as South Africa posted a formidable total of 219 for four in a one-off Twenty20 international with India at the Wanderers Stadium.

Jacques Kallis and Colin Ingram shared a rapid century partnership as South Africa posted a formidable total of 219 for four in a one-off Twenty20 international with India at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.

Kallis made 61 off 42 balls and the left-handed Ingram raced to 78 off 50 deliveries after South Africa were sent in to bat.

The pair put on 119 of 80 balls for the second wicket.

Indian captain MS Dhoni used eight bowlers but runs flowed as the batsmen took advantage of a good batting pitch, short boundaries and a fast outfield.

Richard Levi gave the hosts a fast start, hitting four boundaries before being caught at slip for 19 off seven balls.

The Kallis-Ingram stand enabled the later batsmen to go for their shots, with new cap Farhaan Behardien hitting an unbeaten 20 off 11 balls and Justin Ontong 22 off seven before Albie Morkel, coming in with only three balls remaining, hit Suresh Raina for two sixes and a four.

The hastily-arranged match was billed as being an annual fixture for the Friendship Cup and a tribute to South African all-rounder Kallis, with profits going to the Jacques Kallis Foundation which provides scholarships for talented cricketers from under-privileged areas to attend good schools. – AFP


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