Hashim Amla I hashim amla played ins with second lowest strike rate since march 2008 County Championship Boundary! Hashim Amla played such a slow innings, anyone should sleep .. another record made
- Hashim Amla scored 37* in 278 balls against Hampshire
- Hashim Amla’s innings helped Surrey draw the match against Hampshire
- Hashim Amla played a very slow innings, but made a record
London: Hashim Amla played a very slow innings against Hampshire while playing for Surrey on Wednesday, but he managed to set a record as well as serve a special purpose. Amla’s very slow innings helped Surrey avoid their defeat and Hampshire’s dream of finishing top-2 in their group of the County Championship went ahead.
Amla’s innings resulted in a draw between Surrey and Hampshire. Hampshire bowled 64 medal overs in the draw. Amla scored 37* off 278 balls. His strike rate was only 13.30. Let us inform that Hampshire had scored 488 runs with the help of Colin de Grandhomme (174 *) by batting first. In reply, Surrey’s first innings was reduced to 72 runs.
Avoiding defeat by playing the follow-on was not easy for Surrey, but thanks to Amla, they managed to draw the match. Surrey had made 122 for the loss of 8 wickets till the stumps. By the way, it has become impossible for Surrey to reach Division One.
slow innings record
Former South African opener Hashim Amla has made a record despite playing such a slow innings. Hashim Amla has become the batsman with the most balls faced in a first-class innings in scoring less than 40 runs. He scored 37* in 278 balls. Earlier in 1953, England’s TE Bailey had scored 38 runs in 277 balls against Australia at Leeds (then the balls faced were counted).
Apart from this, this was Hashim Amla’s second best performance among batsmen with the lowest strike rate (must have faced at least 200 balls) in a first class innings since March 2008. Amla scored against Hampshire at a strike rate of 13.30. This record is also recorded in the name of Hashim Amla.
Hashim Amla scored 25 runs in 244 balls against India in 2015, where his strike rate was only 10.24. This is the record for the lowest strike rate innings. Then today Amla scored an unbeaten 37 runs in 278 balls, in which his strike rate was 13.30.
AB de Villiers is at the third place in this list. ABD scored 43 runs in 297 balls against India in 2015, where he had a strike rate of 14.47. ABD is also occupied at number four, who scored 33 runs in 220 balls against Australia in 2012 while batting at a strike rate of 15.
Lowest strike rate (minimum 200 balls) in first class innings since 2008
10.24 – Hashim Amla vs India, 2015 (25 off 244 balls)
13.30 – Hashim Amla vs Hampshire, today (37* off 278 balls)
14.47 – AB de Villiers vs India, 2015 (43 off 297 balls)
15.00 – AB de Villiers vs Australia, 2012 (33 runs in 220 balls)
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