LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Hashim Amla of South Africa is congratulated by Ravi Bopara of England after making a triple century during day 4 of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and South Africa at The Kia Oval on July 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Johannesburg – Hashim Amla became the first South African to score a triple Test century when he struck a four to reach 303 on the fourth day of the first Test against England at the Oval on Sunday afternoon.

Amla's teammates gathered on the dressing room balcony as he neared the milestone, and the crowd rose to their feet to applaud his achievement. – Sapa