Amla takes South Africa to No 1

Aug 30, 2012, 08:08 IST | AFP

Hashim Amla looked forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph after punishing England with yet another superb century

Amla’s brilliant 150 was the centrepiece of the Proteas 80 run-win in the second one-day international at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday as they went 1-0 up in the five-match series following last week’s washout in Cardiff.

Hashim Amla acknowledges the crowd after scoring a century on Tuesday. Pic/Getty Images

Victory, sealed with more than nine overs to spare as England were bowled out for 207 in reply to 287 for five, left South Africa top of the standings in all three international formats.

“It definitely felt like one of my better ones (innings). I think what makes it special to me is it was a difficult wicket. We won the game too, you always want to score runs in a winning cause,” man-of-the-match Amla said.

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