NEW DELHI: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla once again rewrote the history books at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday, as he notched up his 26th ODI century.
Blistering centuries by Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla helped South Africa claim a thumping 10-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series. an unbeaten 282 to overhaul Bangladesh’s 278
Chasing a more than fighting target of 279 to win, Quinton de Kock (168 not out) and Amla (110 not out) came out with a master-class and never allowed Bangladesh to be on top of them.
In this process, Amla, the South Africa’s run-machine also broke India captain Virat Kohli’s record of being the fastest to reach 26 centuries.
Amla scored the feat in just 154 innings, while Kohli had achieved the same in 166 innings
This is not the first time Amla broke Kohli’s record. Recently, Amla broke Kohli’s record of fastest to 7000 runs in ODIs. While Kohli achieved the feat in 169 innings, Amla took just 150 inning.
The duo surpassed England’s 255 against Sri Lanka in 2016.
Their partnership was the highest for any wicket for South Africa and the joint sixth highest in all one-day internationals.
With agencies inputs