Proteas legend Hashim Amla, who retired from international cricket after the 2019 World Cup, hit a superb 215 not out for Surrey against Hampshire at The Oval in the English County Championship. Photo: @Surreycricfan/Twitter
Proteas legend Hashim Amla, who retired from international cricket after the 2019 World Cup, hit a superb 215 not out for Surrey against Hampshire at The Oval in the English County Championship. Photo: @Surreycricfan/Twitter

Hashim Amla still in the runs with superb double ton for Surrey

By Zaahier Adams Time of article published Apr 30, 2021

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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.

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.

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.

@ZaahierAdams

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