The Proteas posted 266-2 thanks to a ton from Hashim Amla and a debut half-century from Rassie van der Dussen in the first ODI against Pakistan.
Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock helped the Proteas take a 212-run lead despite Pakistan reducing the hosts to 135-5 on day two of the third Test, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Dean Elgar has been backed by Ottis Gibson as a ‘like-for-like’ replacement for Hashim Amla in ODIs.
Hashim Amla, who has given 14 years’ service to the Proteas and set numerous records along the way, has been granted South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga.
Hashim Amla says he sympathises with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft after they were banned for ball-tampering.
Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla scored 69 for the second wicket as the Proteas recovered from 6-1 to 75-1 by lunch on day one of the third Test at Newlands.
Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla put on 43 runs for the third wicket as the Proteas reached lunch on 110-2 on day two of the second Test at St George’s Park.
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon put the visitors on the front foot as he removed Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla in quick succession as South Africa laboured to 55-3 at tea at Kingsmead in Durban.
Australia quick Josh Hazlewood is aiming to maintain his dominance over Hashim Amla in the first Test starting in Durban on Thursday.
Hashim Amla says the Proteas top order takes full responsibility for their series defeat to India.