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Twitter reacts to the Hashim Amla brilliant century against Sri Lanka

Hashim Amla brought up his 25th ODI century,

Hashim Amla of South Africa
Hashim Amla of South Africa celebrates his century. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

South Africa and Sri Lanka locked horns in the first fixture of Group B today at Kennington Oval, London today. The Proteas took the field as favourites and the ‘Mighty Hash’ Hashim Amla along with his countryman Faf du Plessis showed the Sri Lankans why exactly they held the tag.

Hashim Amla continued his fine form from the IPL and the England series in the Champions Trophy as he scored yet another ODI ton to take his side into a position of solidarity. He has now scored 25 centuries in 50-over cricket, Just like those free-flowing strokes in Indore against Mumbai Indians, without any effort whatsoever, Hashim Amla plucked those gaps in Oval scoring five boundaries during his innings, accompanied by 2 maximums.

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He formed a crucial partnership with the Du Plessis, by churning the strike over, never letting the bowlers to settle down. From 44-1 they took the South African score to a handsome 189-2 before Du Plessis went back to the pavilion. They added 145 runs in just 129 balls, providing a solid platform for the likes of AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, JP Duminy and David Miller to take the total towards 350.

However, the middle order of South Africa was not up to the mark as they lost momentum towards the end of the innings. David Miller and AB de Villiers soon departed after Du Plessis. Hashim Amla was unfortunately run out in pursuit of some extra runs.

Morris and JP Duminy tried their level best to maximise the South African total but one has to give credit to the Sout African bowlers, for crawling their way in the match as they restricted the heavy duty batting line of South Africa to 299. Sri Lanka would confident with the bats in their hands chasing a total of 300.

Let us look at how Twitterati reacted to the innings from ‘the Mighty Hash’

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