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South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Exciting times for fresh faces - Amla

Dec 25, 2014: The possibility of a third debutant under Hashim Amla's captaincy lurks in Temba Bavuma and the captain believes he will have the same safety net the other pair had to settle in

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Amla happy with extra day of rest after 'tiring' Test

Dec 20, 2014: It could not have been any easier for South Africa but Hashim Amla explained the victory in the first Test was actually much more tiring and taxing than it appeared

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

SA v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Captain Amla channels artistry into aggression

Dec 18, 2014: Since taking over, Hashim Amla has made what could be considered a brave declaration in Galle, scored a bullish century in Colombo and now, batted West Indies out of the match with the first double-hundred by a South Africa captain on home turf

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Van Zyl maiden ton and Amla double sink West Indies

Dec 18, 2014: A comfortable century on Test debut for Stiaan van Zyl and an imperious double hundred for Hashim Amla extended South Africa's punishment of a dire, injury-hit West Indies attack on the second day at Centurion

Report by David Hopps

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

WI's ticking clock of missed chances

Dec 17, 2014: West Indies' bowling attack was expected to be their stronger suit on the tour but they wilted on the first day of the series, unable to build on quick strikes and powerless against the precision of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

SA v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

SA's record fourth-wicket stand

Dec 17, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the first Test between South Africa and West Indies where Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers dominated proceedings

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Amla and de Villiers flay West Indies

Dec 17, 2014: When a third wicket fell in 15 balls during the morning session, possibilities for the opening day at Centurion abounded but the final outcome involved two very common sights: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers with hundreds to their name

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

Amla still coming to terms with captaincy

Dec 16, 2014: Hashim Amla has admitted that he hasn't fully come to grips with being South Africa's captain, but is confident he will "learn more with every series"

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2014-15

Lions claim home semi-final

Dec 3, 2014: A round-up of the Ram Slam T20 matches on December 3, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Finch and Starc down South Africa

Nov 19, 2014: Centurion Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were central figures in Australia's commanding 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra, despite a pair of sparkling innings by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers

The Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Oct 31, 2014: The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

S Rajesh

NZ v SA, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

De Kock going to be a superstar for us - Amla

Oct 23, 2014: Quinton de Kock has had four low scores but his opening partner Hashim Amla said there was no need for concern and that it was a natural part of a youngster growing up

Firdose Moonda

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
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