One of South Africa’s finest batting talents Hashim Amla recently decided to call it a day as the veteran cricketer leaves the International stage recording an impressive mark. While dissecting Amla’s career, it is hard to forget his Triple century against England which made him the first and the only South African to do so.
In 2012 when Amla was at his peak, he faced England in London in the opening Test match of the three-game series. While replying to England’s 385, South Africa lost Alviro Peterson early. However, Hashim Amla joined Graeme Smith in the middle to record his best Test knock.
The 36-year old cricketer despite fasting went on to become South Africa’s first ever and only Triple Centurion. During the iconic knock which saw him amassing unbeaten 311 runs, the dexterous batsman punished the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann to register 35 fours. Amla’s sensational batting effort helped his team register a thumping victory by an innings and 12 runs. Without any surprises, the Durban born flew away with the player of the match award.