Twitter reacts to the Hashim Amla brilliant century against Sri Lanka
Hashim Amla brought up his 25th ODI century,
Published - Jun 3, 2017 7:24 pm | Updated - Jun 3, 2017 7:24 pm
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.
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’
Looks to be a good effort by the SRi Lankan bowlers but Ridiculous to take over 4 hours to bowl 50 overs!!!
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) June 3, 2017
Tamim, Root, Hazlewood, Williamson, Amla. Lead protagonist all either in form or "class" players so far #CT17. Wonder who tomorrow Ind v Pak
— ian bishop (@irbishi) June 3, 2017
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) June 3, 2017
Hard/good length seems tough to get away. Let's hope SL fall into death bowling trap and miss that Yorker… #Proteafire
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) June 3, 2017
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) June 3, 2017
No. of inns to 25 ODI centuries:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 3, 2017
Joe Root on day 1
Kane Williamson on day 2
Hashim Amla on day 3, the champion players have lit up the #CT17
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 3, 2017
— Firdose Moonda (@FirdoseM) June 3, 2017
Hashim Amla 7,000 ODI runs:
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) May 29, 2017
Most ODI 100s for South Africa
— Cricket Chitchat (@CricChitchat) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka took 38 minutes longer than they should have to bowl 50 overs, captain and the team expected to be penalised #SLvSA
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) June 3, 2017
Highest chases for Sri Lanka vs South Africa in ODIs:
— Lovely K (@lovelyyy300) June 3, 2017
Most ODI Centuries:
49 – Tendulkar
30 – Ponting
28 – Jayasuriya
27 – Kohli
25 – Sangakkara
25 – Amla
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) June 3, 2017
Tharanga's 3rd Slow Over rate Inng in Last 6 Months
He might get a ban #SLvSA
— DAMZ (@Je_suis_Damz) June 3, 2017
After 4 hours 6 minutes, SA innings comes to an end, they end with 299/6
— mahalakshmi (@mahalakshmi3117) June 3, 2017