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South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014

South Africa's brewing opening chemistry

Aug 18, 2014: In July 2013, South Africa tried four different opening pairs in a five-match series in Sri Lanka. Now Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are churning out solid and speedy starts, and rapidly climbing the statistical ladder

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 4th day

Amla applauds SA for 'smart cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: South Africa captain Hashim Amla has credited his team for playing "smart cricket" following their nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in Harare

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Much to be admired in South Africa's stonewalling approach

Jul 28, 2014: South Africa's go-slow approach may not have been attractive, but it was effective in driving the opposition to desperation. They never shook the belief that they deserved to take the series

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

'It was emotionally draining' - Amla

Jul 28, 2014: Hashim Amla said the team showed great resilience and character in saving the second Test and securing the series

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

South Africa block their way to No. 1

Jul 28, 2014: After a riveting, un-Youtubeable day of cricket, South Africa are back at the top of the Test rankings

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Amla takes time to save Test

Jul 26, 2014: Seemingly collecting his runs in fractions, South Africa's captain bent himself to the task of stalling Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Jul 26, 2014: Hashim Amla made his 22nd Test century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on, but he couldn't prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 139-run lead

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

I owe it to Donald - Steyn

Jul 20, 2014: Dale Steyn has said his inspiration to give his best is his bowling coach Allan Donald, while Hashim Amla said the declaration was based on the ground's chasing history

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

All-round Dilshan overpowers South Africa

Jul 9, 2014: A defiant century from Hashim Amla was not enough for South Africa as Tillakaratne Dilshan took Sri Lanka to a competitive total and helped defend it by causing a mini collapse in the middle order

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

County stint with Surrey serves Amla well

Jul 6, 2014: Hashim Amla has admitted that "playing a bit of cricket in the county stint" with Surrey had helped him prepare for the ongoing series against Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Amla ton underpins large SA win

Jul 6, 2014: Hashim Amla scored a hundred, had a 151-run partnership with the free-scoring AB de Villiers, and led South Africa to a match-winning 304 for 5

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Amla focussed on ODIs before Test captaincy

Jun 29, 2014: Hashim Amla, who will be leading South Africa for the first time in the two Tests in Sri Lanka, has said his initial focus is on performing as a batsman in the three ODIs that precede the Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Glamorgan v Surrey, NatWest T20 Blast, Cardiff

Amla and O'Brien take Surrey third

Jun 20, 2014: Hashim Amla's half-century and a quick-fire 40 not out from Kevin O'Brien helped Surrey to a 17-run victory over Glamorgan in their South Group encounter in Cardiff

Press Association

Surrey v Sussex, NatWest T20, The Oval

Roy's dream sequence hammers Sussex

Jun 13, 2014: This was a mauling, whichever way you play it. Surrey, on their patch, played out the match with the control of champions

Vithushan Ehantharajah at The Oval

South Africa cricket

Amla's understated captaincy style to the fore

Jun 11, 2014: Dolphins team-mates, Imraan Khan and Mfuneko Ngam, believe Hashim Amla will be an astute, authoritative captain who will lead by example

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

'Disappointed' de Villiers pledges support for Amla

Jun 5, 2014: AB de Villiers has admitted "disappointment" at being overlooked as South Africa's next Test leader but has pledged his full support for new captain Hashim Amla

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Great expectations follow Amla's rise

Jun 3, 2014: Hashim Amla was the best choice in the current climate of South African cricket. They need stability, calm and focus as they head into the post-Smith-and-Kallis era

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Amla named South Africa Test captain

Jun 3, 2014: Hashim Amla has been appointed South Africa's Test captain. His first assignment will be two Tests in Sri Lanka, which follow the three ODIs in July

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Amla likely to take Test reins

Jun 2, 2014: Hashim Amla is expected to be announced as South Africa's next Test captain when the new leader is unveiled following a CSA board meeting tomorrow

Firdose Moonda

South Africa cricket

Amla or de Villiers for SA captaincy?

May 28, 2014: Two former South Africa convener of selectors have their say on who should be the team's next captain

Firdose Moonda
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