A screaming unbeaten century by Theounis de Bruyne helped South Africa A give a strong start to their tour of Zimbabwe as they conveniently defeated the host with six wickets on Saturday
First beating, the tourists lost a solid 319 to nine at Harare Sports Club, but then gave an authoritative answer, targeting the goal with 43 spare balls.
De Bruyne was at the forefront of the chase – breaking six sixes and seven fours with an unbeaten 113 of just 64 deliveries – while Janeman Malan (82 of 76 balls, 11 fours, 2 sixes) and Riza Hendrix (52 of 56 balls), 6 fours. ) also records half a century.
Together with 49 of captain Zubayr Hamza, they gave Malibongwe Maketa a good start to the series, which consists of four one-day and two four-day matches, all in the capital.