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Top 5 Best Innings of Hashim Amla

In this article, we will talk about the top 5 best innings of Hashim Amla. In total he has made 55 International hundreds and more than 17000 runs in international cricket.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 21.09.2023
Best Innings of Hashim Amla

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Hashim Amla is one of the all time great South Africa players to have played the game and he has scored tens of thousands of runs in international cricket. Hashim Amla was a player who was the most dependable player in the South Africa team. He has played 124 Test Matches and 181 ODI Matches for South Africa. In Test Cricket he has made 9282 runs at an average of 46.64. He has hit 28 Test Hundreds, 4 Double Hundreds and a triple hundred as well. In ODI Cricket he has made 8113 runs at a very good average of 49.47 with 27 Hundreds in ODI Cricket. In total he has made 55 International hundreds and more than 17000 international runs. Hashim Amla retired from international cricket on 8th August, 2019.

Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Innings of Hashim Amla

1) 311* vs England, 2012

Hashim Amla played his best ever test as well as international innings against England in 2012 when he made that brilliant 311* . He was not our and he could have made more if he liked. This was against an English team tilled with the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad at their peak. He played for 529 balls in this mammoth innings and he hit 35 fours meaning 140 runs in boundaries at a strike rate of 59. He showed that he can bat for as long as possible and he batted for 88 overs. Hashim Amla was at his peak at this time and South Africa won this match by an innings and 12 runs. It is his 

2) 253* vs India, 2010

This was the first double hundred by Hashim Amla and it came against India at their home. South Africa were batting first and Amla came to bat at number 3 and he batted for 473 balls and he hit 22 fours in this innings meaning only 88 runs in boundaries which means that he ran for more than 160 of those runs. He had a strike rate of 43 in this innings and he batted for 79 overs. Hashim Amla was someone who did not get out easily and he liked not going out. This innings helped South Africa beat India by an innings and 6 Runs. This is certainly one of the India vs South Africa memorable test matches.


3) 208 vs West Indies, 2014

This is his third best Test Innings in the career of Hashim Amla and it was against West Indies in 2014. Hashim Amla was someone who could score runs at any time in his career and in this match he batted for 371 balls and made 208 runs. In this double hundred Hashim Amla hit 22 fours meaning 88 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 58 in this innings and this time he was dismissed. Due to his innings South Africa won this match by an innings and 220 runs. Hashim Amla was a giant in test cricket.

4) 159 vs Ireland, 2015

This was an important match in the 2015 World Cup for South Africa and Hashim Amla was motivated to do his best. South Africa were batting first and Hashim Amla was in form as he made an incredible 159 from just 128 balls. He had a great strike rate of 124 and he hit 16 fours and 4 sixes in this innings meaning 88 runs in boundaries. South Africa made 411 runs and won this match by 201 runs. Hashim Amla was determined to win the World Cup for South Africa. 

5) 150 vs England, 2012

The 5th innings in this list is the one against England and it was at their home. This innings was the one that showed the world that Hashim Amla could score runs anywhere. He was so good in ODIs that he held a number of records and was competing with Virat Kohli to be the best batter in the world. In this innings he played 124 balls and he had a strike rate of 121 in this innings. He smashed 16 fours meaning 64 runs in boundaries. South Africa won this match by 80 runs and this list shows that whenever Hashim Amla scored big Runs for South Africa they won all the time

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