Hashim Amla, the veteran batsman from South Africa, once again entered the record books as he became the fastest batsmen to scale 27 one-day international centuries. Meanwhile, Amla achieved the feat during the first one-day game against Pakistan at the Port Elizabeth.
Hashim Amla became the fastest batsmen to score 27 ODI centuries in terms of innings. The right-handed batsman achieved the landmark in 167 innings. Moreover, he went past Indian National Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, who touched this feat in 169 innings. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Sanath Jayasuriya are the others to fill the top five who reach the milestone in 254, 308, and 404 innings respectively.
He also the fifth batsmen in the history of the fifty-overs game to score 27 hundreds.
Despite, one of the best batsman to come up the ranks in the recent years for South Africa, he has been mostly under the shadow of AB de Villiers. However, he has made a name of himself and will be the best bet for the Proteas in the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
Meanwhile, Hashim Amla along with Rassie van der Dussen propelled South Africa to post 266 runs in the full quota of 50 overs. Amla and Reeza Hendricks provided a solid start after skipper Faf du Plessis opted to bat first. The openers added 82 runs for the first wickets before Hendricks departed five short of his half-century. Since then, Amla and Dussen added 155 runs to propel South Africa over 250 runs as Amla remained unbeaten on 108 runs.