12 Facts About Hashim Amla

1. In 2013, Hashim Amla became the first batsman since Ricky Ponting to head both the Test and ODI rankings at the same time in the latest ICC charts.

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2. On 19 January 2019, Hashim Amla broke Virat Kohli's record for being the fastest cricketer to reach 27 centuries in ODI cricket.

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3. On 8 December 2013, Hashim Amla became the fastest batsman to score 4,000 ODI runs, requiring 8 innings fewer than Richards.

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4. The second test, the one after which Hashim Amla announced his resignation, ended in a draw after a double hundred from the South African captain.

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5. In August 2013 it was announced that Hashim Amla had signed for Surrey, for whom he made a limited number of appearances in domestic matches.

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6. In the 3rd Test at the WACA, Hashim Amla scored 196 in the 2nd innings in a match-winning, series-clinching effort.

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7. The first test was a poor one for Hashim Amla scoring 2 and 5 as South Africa still won comfortably.

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8. In the third ODI, Hashim Amla scored 30, but in the fourth ODI he returned with a century by scoring 129 off 115 balls.

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9. The South African chase collapsed poorly but Hashim Amla still managed another century scoring 123* as South Africa were bowled out for 290 and crashed to an innings defeat.

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10. In the second test match Hashim Amla made 114 before being caught by MS Dhoni.

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11. In the 57th innings of his ODI career, Hashim Amla became the fastest batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs, requiring 12 innings fewer than Sir Vivian Richards, and became the fastest cricketer to reach 10 ODI centuries.

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12. South Africa great Hashim Amla holds the record having achieved the feat in just 101 innings.

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