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Hashim Amla stands firm against England

Cape Town: South African captain Hashim Amla defied England's bowlers and batted throughout the third day of the second Test at Newlands yesterday.

SA skipper Hashim Amla raises his bat after scoring  150 against England. Pic/Getty Images
SA skipper Hashim Amla raises his bat after scoring 150 against England. Pic/Getty Images

Amla made an unbeaten 157 as South Africa reached 353 for three at the close, still 276 runs behind Englan's first innings total of 629 for six declared.

AB de Villiers was the only batsman dismissed during the day as South Africa, 1-0 down in the four-Test series, dug in on a pitch which offered no assistance to the bowlers.

Steven Finn was the only successful bowler. He had De Villiers caught at midwicket shortly before tea after Amla and De Villiers had put on 183 in a third wicket partnership which lasted for two minutes short of five hours.

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