South African batsman Colin Ingram struck a superb century for the Karachi Kings in Sunday’s Pakistan Super League fixture against the Quetta Gladiators at the Sharjah International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
Ingram’s entertaining 127 not out spanned a mere 59 deliveries – and featured a dozen fours and eight sixes.
The brisk ton powered the Kings to 188 for four – and victory with eight deliveries to spare. The Gladiators had earlier amassed 186 for five in the allotted 20 overs on the back of South African Rilee Rossouw’s speedy 44 and Pakistani Umar Akmal’s complementary 56.
Ingram and Rossouw currently occupy third and seventh position respectively, among the 2019 PSL’s leading run-scorers. The former has gathered 170 to the latter’s 157. Both have batted five times.
Countryman AB de Villiers, meanwhile, has collected 138 for five for the Lahore Qalandars. Fellow South African David Wiese is also playing for the Qalandars, while all-rounder Wayne Parnell and batsman Cameron Delport are with Islamabad United – batsman JP Duminy’s former franchise.
The left-handed Ingram garnered 40 appearances – 31 ODIs and nine T20Is – between 2010 and 2013 before leaving the Proteas for a Kolpak contract in the United Kingdom. The hard-hitting 33-year-old has since forged a successful career with Glamorgan in county cricket – and with franchises in Australia’s Big Bash League, the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and others.