Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla is a right handed batsman who plays for South Africa. A regular in the South African Test side, Amla is recognised as one of the best batsmen in the longest format of the game. Amla made his Test debut in 2004 against India in Kolkata. It proved to be a false start with many questioning his ability. He was given a Test cap again against New Zealand and this time he, shone, scoring 149 and helping the Proteas to a draw. He is also the only South African to score a triple century in Test cricket. Over the years, he erased questions about his abilities in the shorter format of the game and has scored over 6000 ODI runs. Amla also captained South Africa. He took over at a time of transition and hence to find significant success as skipper. In 2016, he relinquished the post for AB de Villiers.
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: It’s scary…the amount of runs Hashim Amla has piled on in his short career, says AB de Villiers

Hashim Amla’s 103 was his 25th ODI hundred and he is now the fastest batsmen to reach the 25-ton mark. He is also the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs respectively.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Hashim Amla scores 25th ODI ton in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener

Hashim Amla got off to a slow start for South Africa against Sri Lanka in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener but picked up the pace of his innings in the middle overs. He went on to post his 25th ODI ton.

Hashim Amla breaks another Virat Kohli record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Hashim Amla took just 151 innings to reach 7000 runs and thereby broke Virat Kohli’s record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings). Incidentally, he is also the fastest to reach 2 000 runs, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000 runs.

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Hashim Amla scores second century of IPL 2017

Hashim Amla, who had earlier scored 104*, scored his second century of IPL 2017 for Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.

ICC World T20: We can’t take Afghanistan for granted, says Hashim Amla

South Africa were stunned by England in their ICC World T20 opener in Mumbai despite setting a huge 230-run target.

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Dale Steyn is not going to be fit for fourth Test: Hashim Amla

Currently the number one Test bowler, Dale Steyn will finish the series having bowled only 11 overs.

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Toughest conditions I have experienced in my Test career: Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla pointed out that like the South Africans, even Indian batsmen have struggled in this Test series.

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Ind vs SA, 3rd Test: India sniff win after 20-wicket day in Nagpur

A record twenty wickets fall on Day Two on a near-unplayable VCA Stadium pitch; South Africa, all out for 79 in the first innings, are 32/2 in the second.

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Ind vs SA, 3rd Test: Not having Dale Steyn is a setback, says Hashim Amla

Dale Steyn, missing the 3rd Test with injury, picked 10 wickets the last time two teams played at this venue.

Hashim Amla is fastest to reach 5000 runs, betters Virat Kohli

Hashim Amla scored 66 in South Africa’s total of 279 for eight.

Amla, De Villiers put SA on firm footing

South Africa were 227 for three when rain ended play half an hour early.

Steyn, Morkel team up to give SA first win in Lanka since 2000

Steyn took four for 45 and Morkel finished with four for 29 to dismiss the hosts for 216.

Duminy’s late-order heroics gives South Africa the edge

In reply, Sri Lanka were 30-0 when stumps were drawn for the day with Kaushal Silva batting on eight and Upul Tharanga on 20.

Hashim Amla set for date with history

Hashim Amla was named captain last month after Smith retired from international cricket.

From ‘outsider’ to leader

En route to being handed the reins of the Test team, Amla has had to overcome the ‘outsider’ tag at every step.