The Amla Army were stationed behind the square boundary. They always are. They have been there and done it.
The image of two Hashim Amlas during the first T20I between South Africa and Bangladesh cracked Twitter up.
Hashim Amla had also broken Virat Kohli’s record as he became the fastest to reach 7000 runs in ODIs.
Dean Elgar made 199 and Hashim Amla scored 137 as South Africa batted remorselessly until tea before captain Faf du Plessis declared.
South Africa’s Hashim Amla talks about the forthcoming Global T20 League, the best bowler he has faced in the shortest format and on his decision to be part of the World XI team which will play in Pakistan next month.
Led by Faf du Plessis the team will feature the likes of current players like Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, among others. Veterans like Paul Collingwood and Darren Sammy will also be a part of the squad.
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.
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 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.
Hashim Amla, who had earlier scored 104*, scored his second century of IPL 2017 for Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
South Africa were stunned by England in their ICC World T20 opener in Mumbai despite setting a huge 230-run target.
Currently the number one Test bowler, Dale Steyn will finish the series having bowled only 11 overs.
Hashim Amla pointed out that like the South Africans, even Indian batsmen have struggled in this Test series.
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.
Dale Steyn, missing the 3rd Test with injury, picked 10 wickets the last time two teams played at this venue.