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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

County news

Graeme Smith out for season with knee injury

May 22, 2014: Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the rest of the English season after fracturing his right knee.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Amla's big chance

May 22, 2014: He might bring a calmness and serenity to a cricketing culture that has too often been unable to think clearly under pressure

Daryll Cullinan

South Africa news

Amla ready to plug leadership gap

May 20, 2014: The twin retirements of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis and the subsequent loss of experience from the South African squad is the primary reason behind Hashim Amla making himself available for the job of Test captain

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Amla willing to take up Test captaincy

May 19, 2014: Hashim Amla has made himself available for consideration for the job of South Africa's next Test captain

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Beards plunged into the dark

Mar 29, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from Chittagong

Firdose Moonda

World T20 2014

Trio of problems for South Africa to ponder

Mar 26, 2014: Problems, they say, come in threes and that's exactly the number of questions still hanging over South Africa's batting line-up

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Du Plessis backs batting combination

Mar 24, 2014: South Africa like Hashim Amla at the top of the order because of the solidity he can give, which in turn allows the big-hitters down the order to play with abandon during the end overs

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Amla wants to harness Port Elizabeth momentum

Feb 24, 2014: Hashim Amla believes that South Africa's big win in Port Elizabeth gives the hosts the edge against Australia heading into the deciding Test in Cape Town

Firdose Moonda
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