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South Africa’s Hashim Amla ended his 22-year cricket playing career

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South Africa’s Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla ended his 22-year playing career, with his legacy secure as one of South Africa’s all-time cricketing greats. Amla was a key member of one of South Africa’s most powerful teams when they clinched the Test championship mace with a series win in England in 2012. Amla made a South African record 311 not out in the first Test at The Oval in London. He made his first-class debut for a Kwa-Zulu-Natal team, against the touring England team, as a 16-year-old in December 1999 and made his Test debut against India in Kolkata five years later.

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Career of Hashim Amla

  • It remains South Africa’s only triple century in Test match cricket.
  • It was one of Amla’s 28 centuries in a 124-match Test career during which he scored 9,282 runs at an average of 46.64.
  • He had an even better average in one-day internationals, hitting 27 centuries in 181 matches and scoring 8,113 runs at 49.46.
  • He retired from international cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup and did not play in South African domestic cricket after the 2018/19 season.
  • But he continued to be a prolific run-scorer for Surrey, scoring 1,712 runs at an average of 48.91 in his last two seasons.
  • Amla is currently a batting consultant with the MI Cape Town franchise in the SA20 league.

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