New Indian Express – South African veteran Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day international century during the first of five matches against Pakistan at St Georges Park on Saturday.

Summary

  • South African veteran Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day international century during the first of five matches against Pakistan at St Georges Park on Saturday.
  • With the century, Hashim Amla became the fastest to 27 ODI hundred.
  • Innings taken to 27 ODI century: Hashim Amla (South Africa): 167 Virat Kohli (India): 169 Sachin Tendulkar (India): 254 Ricky Ponting (Australia): 308 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka): 404 The South African opener is only the fifth cricketer in the history of ODI cricket to score centuries.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (39), Ricky Ponting (30), and Sanath Jayasuriya are the only batsmen ahead of Amla in the list.
  • Despite Amla and new cap Hendrick Rassie van der Dussen (93) putting up a solid 155-run partnership,they were unable to dominate the Pakistan bowling attack.


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