Amla back in form with massive ton

There’s a thing about class batsmen like Hashim Amla and making sure that timing is everything.

In choosing his 100th Test to make his 26th Test match hundred it was a timely return to form for the bearded willow-wielder after his longest dry spell.

MASTER CLASS: Hashim Amla slammed a century, his first score past the 50 mark in 14 trips to the crease, to help steer the Proteas to a commanding position in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka yesterday Picture: GALLO IMAGES
MASTER CLASS: Hashim Amla slammed a century, his first score past the 50 mark in 14 trips to the crease, to help steer the Proteas to a commanding position in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka yesterday Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Before this‚ he went 14 innings without a hundred dating back to the 109 he made against England at SuperSport Park early last year.

While the aesthetic run plaudits will go to JP Duminy because of his delectable 221-ball 155‚ the significance of Amla’s milestone in South Africa’s imposing 338/3 on the first day of the third Test against Sri Lanka cannot be dumbed down.

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