JOHANNESBURG: Hashim Amla made a century in his 100th Test match as he and JP Duminy put South Africa in command on the first day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Amla became the eighth player to achieve the feat and the second South African after former captain Graeme Smith.
JP Duminy also hit a century as the pair took their third wicket partnership past 250. They came together when South Africa were 45 for two at the Wanderers Stadium.
Amla struggled early in his innings and took 109 balls to reach 50 but then blossomed with his second half-century scored off 60 balls. It was his 26th Test century. –AFP
Story first published: 12th January 2017