TQ3077 : Hashim Amla reaches 300

taken 5 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Hashim Amla reaches 300
Hashim Amla reaches 300
This is the shot that made Hashim Amla the first cricketer to hit a Test triple-hundred for South Africa. It was a little uppish, and for a split second the bowler, Tim Bresnan, might just have hoped that the extra-cover fielder would get a hand to it.

But Amla was in supreme touch, and the ball - the last of the 184th over of the innings - sped away to the boundary. Amla finished unbeaten on 311 when Graeme Smith, the South African captain, declared on 637 for two. This was the first match of a three-Test series between England and South Africa and, unusually, the venue was The Oval. (Lord's, in recent years the usual venue for series-openers, was preparing to host Olympic archery.)

The non-striker is Jacques Kallis, who made an undefeated 182, and the umpire is Asad Rauf. In one of the most one-sided Tests ever played, South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs, so becoming only the fourth team to win a Test after losing just two wickets.
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Sunday, 22 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 28 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3098 7778 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0289N 0:6.9039W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3093 7783
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