Proteas

Amla dismissal makes Test history

2016-12-29 10:02
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Hashim Amla was involved in a bit of statistical history when he was dismissed on day three of the first Test in Port Elizabeth.

Amla became the 10 000th batsman dismissed leg before wicket (lbw) in Test cricket history when he fell for 48.

The Proteas star walked across his crease and missed a straight delivery off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep to fall two runs short of a half-century.

Amla has been dismissed lbw 27 times in his 98 Tests to date with this the ninth lbw for the 33-year-old in 2016.

According to Cricinfo, there have been (so far) 269 Test lbw dismissals in 2016, which is the second highest in any calendar year.

Indian cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with the most lbw dismissals (63), while former Indian spinner Anil Kumble has captured the most lbw's (156) in Test cricket.

In terms of percentage of lbw dismissals, JP Duminy has the highest with 19 of his 53 dismissals to date coming after being hit on the pads - at 35.85%.

South Africa look in a comfortable position heading into day four of the first Test with a commanding lead of 432 runs.

Skipper Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock will resume for the hosts on day four on 351/5 in their second innings.

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