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Hashim Amla Biography & Latest News

Hashim Amla Biography

Hashim Mahomed Amla is a South African cricketer and a right handed top order batsman. An elegant strokeplayer blessed with the temperament to make the most of his talent, Hashim Amla is the first South African of Indian descent to reach the national squad. His elevation to the South Africa side was a poorly kept secret after he reeled off four centuries in his first eight innings of the 2004-05 season, after being appointed captain of the Dolphins (formerly Natal) at the tender age of 21 years.  Amla toured New Zealand with the South African Under-19 team in 2000-01, he captained South Africa at the 2002 Under-19 World Cup, and after starring for the A team, made his Test debut against India in 2004-05. He was not an instant success, with serious questions emerging about his technique as he mustered 36 runs in four innings against England later that season. He is currently ranked by the International Cricket Council as the world's top batsman in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Amla became the first South African to score a Test match triple century when he scored 311 not out against England in 2012. In the 57th innings of his one-day international career, Amla became the fastest batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs, requiring 12 innings fewer than Sir Vivian Richards.

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Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test: 5 talking points

Australia trump South Africa at Adelaide after a dominating performance on Day 4 and here are five talking points from the match.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Stats: Consolation win saves hosts from embarrassing record

Hashim Amla becomes Josh Hazlewood's bunny and Mitchell Starc sets the pace.

Australia vs South Africa 2016: 3rd Test Day 3 - 5 talking points

Australia hold all aces going into Day 4 at Adelaide after reducing South Africa to 194/6.
Australia take upper hand against Proteas

ICC CEO connects Faf du Plessis' mint-gate with Rahul Dravid's 2004 ball-tampering case

Dave Richardson points to former Indian batsman's ball-tampering episode in Brisbane.

Faf du Plessis files appeal against ICC over ball-tampering decision

South African skipper claims innocence as CSA backs him for legal battle.

Australia vs South Africa 2016: 3rd Test Day 1 - 5 talking points

Faf Du Plessis and Josh Hazlewood impressed on Day 1 of the third Test of the series played with the pink ball.
Proteas ahead by 245 runs after Day 1 of 3rd Test vs Australia

Faf du Plessis fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC)

Faf du Plessis was found guilty by the ICC for using mint to shine the ball during the Hobart Test and is fined 100% of his match fee.

South African team security manhandles Australian journalist in Adelaide airport

The journalist was pushed by the security staff for trying to interview captain Faf du Plessis regarding the ball tampering issue.

Hashim Amla does not want to derive enjoyment from Australia's suffering

33-year old stalwart points to South Africa's struggles against India and England last season.

The allegation against Faf du Plessis is a joke and makes no sense, says Hashim Amla

The entire South African team has voiced their support for their stand-in captain.

Faf du Plessis charged by the ICC over ball tampering allegations

Hashim Amla has meanwhile called the ruling "farcical" and a "joke".

Stats: Most runs in international cricket across all formats in 2016

The race for most runs in international cricket in 2016 gets even more interesting.

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test, day 1- Stats: Australia surrender to Philander's magic

South Africa embarrassed Australia on day 1 of the second Test between both these sides at Hobart
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