Amla’s double ton powers Proteas to 558
Surely, the visitors are holding the driver’s seat in this game as Hasim Amla and Jacques Kallis continued their brilliant partnership. Kallis soon got out within half an hour but Hashim Amla’s 11 hour stand facing 473 balls and scoring 253 not out ensured the total of 558 for 6 when Greame Smith told enough and declared the inning.
With the three overs remaining in the day, the Indians were asked to bat it out to save their wickets and both the Delhi Dashers did so scoring 25 brisk runs in a span of 3 overs.
The Indian Middle order will be tested tomorrow as the South Africans have managed a great 558.
Amla marathon performance was superb as he sent out a strong word to Indians telling that don’t ever be casual of out side. The bearded Visitor’s class was superb and his timing excellent as the Indian bowlers were struggling to take his wicket.
AB De Villiers too supported him at the other end scoring 53 to add to the 4th wicket Partnership but failed to continue as he was holed by Sehwag’s spinning delivery chipping it to the point fielder.
Duminy, couldn’t find his form as he fell for a Leg before for just nine runs walking back to the hut. But Boucher supported the Double Centurion almost till the end scoring a cameo but fell to Zaheer Khan.
As Amla scored his 250, Greame Smith declared the innings.
It was another great day for the Visitors who rattled India.
Posted on February 7, 2010, in Match analysis, test cricket and tagged AB de Villiers, hashim amla, india, india south africa, jacques kallis, JP Duminy, sehwag, world championship of cricket, zaheer khan. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.