Hashim Amla denied boundary by physics-defying outfield against Bangladesh

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Hashim Amla was incredibly denied a sure fire boundary as the laws of physics took a day off at Boland Bank Park in Paarl.

Nine overs into South Africa’s second One-Day international against Bangladesh, Hashim Amla struck sweetly from Nasir Hossain. For all intents and purposes it was a four.

Unfortunately owing to the poor outfield in Paarl, the ball bounced back inches from the boundary and back into the outfield - scroll down to see the video.

Amla went onto knock 85 runs from 92 balls, hitting four boundaries before being caught behind from wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

The innings was Amla’s 34th ODI half-century.

Whilst the score was a long way from Amla’s record one day innings score of 159 at the 2015 Cricket World Cup against Ireland, it helped South Africa over the line. It was the second highest score from a South African batter.

AB de Villiers saved the innings after Faf du Plessis’ duck and Quinton de Kock falling short of a half-century in the same over.


After returning from a break from international cricket, De Villiers hit 176, striking up a partnership of 136 with Amla, as South Africa raced to a 104-run win.

De Villiers’ impressive knock was his 26th ODI century.

Watch: Amla's extreme misfortune

South Africa wrapped up the One-Day series win over Bangladesh with a game to spare ahead of a third and final international on Sunday at Buffalo Park.

Ottis Gibson's side have now won 16 out of 20 One-Day internationals against Bangladesh, losing just three.


The Proteas also whitewashed Bangladesh in the two-match Test series at the beginning of October.

Following Sunday’s final one day international is a two-part Twenty20 international in Bloemfontein on October 26 and Potchefstroom on October 29.

Hashim Amla
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