Hashim Amla still in the runs with superb double ton for Surrey
CAPE TOWN – Proteas legend Hashim Amla moved past 18 000 first-class runs on Friday with a superb 215 not out for Surrey against Hampshire at The Oval in the English County Championship.
It was Amla's seventh first-class double hundred.
Amla, who retired from international cricket after the 2019 World Cup, anchored Surrey's massive 513/3 after bowling out Hampshire for just 92 on the first day.
Hashim Amla still a big player pic.twitter.com/qaofFKi4pJ— Ierfaan 🇿🇦🏄♂️ (@Ierfaan) April 30, 2021
Amla and England batsman Ollie Pope (131) added 257 in 62 overs for the third wicket - a Surrey record against Hampshire at the Oval.
The 38-year-old turned back the clock at the same ground he struck his record-breaking 311 not out against England in 2012. Amla remains the only South African to score a Test triple century.
The Hampshire attack consisted of former Proteas seam bowler Kyle Abbott and Pakistan international Mohammad Abbas. England all-rounder Liam Dawson was also in the Hampshire line-up.
7th first class double hundred for Hashim Amla & his first double hundred in County Championship. What a comeback by this man after 3 ducks in his first 5 innings in this season.— Asad~ (@asad_qureshi258) April 30, 2021
200 from 323 balls which includes 21 boundaries. #CountyCricket2021 pic.twitter.com/TOfjQg1zBR
Amla will be returning to South African domestic cricket next season where he will turn out for Western Province in the new first-class structure.
Meanwhile Hashim Amla playing in County cricket! He’s on 192NOT OUT at the Oval! pic.twitter.com/hAGAIjClzb— McMaraq (@LostInTheMaraq) April 30, 2021