Amla (124 runs,126 balls, 13×4, 3×6) reached his 21st ODI century during the innings, and was ably supported by Rilee Rossouw who made 89 from 112 balls with six fours and three sixes. Together the pair put on a record second wicket partnership against New Zealand in ODIs of 185 runs from 203 balls.
Rossouw was uncharacteristically slow in his scoring, being well out-paced by Amla at the other end. The aggressive left-hander had struggled to find his timing, but to his credit he ground out an impressive knock.
The Kiwis pulled the score back in the latter overs by picking up both Amla and Rossouw, and then AB de Villiers for nine.
Scores: SA 304/7 after 50 overs (Hashim Amla 124, Rossouw 89, Milne 2/51, McCleneghan 2/72)
Toss: Won by New Zealand
African News AgencyHashim Amla scored 124 as he led South Africa to 304 for seven in their first One Day International against New Zealand.
Original source: Amla scores 21st ODI ton