South Africa vs Pakistan Stats: Hashim Amla becomes quickest South African to reach 20 Test centuries
Amla's feat of reaching 20 centuries in 122 innings is the quickest by a South African player in Tests.
Statistical highlights from Day 1 of 1st Test between South Africa and Pakistan:
# Hashim Amla's second century (118 not out) vs Pakistan is his 20th in Tests. His first hundred against Pakistan was also an unbeaten 118 at Dubai (DSC) in November 2010. (Match report)
# Amla's feat of reaching 20 centuries in 122 innings is the quickest by a South African player in Tests.
# Amla became the fourth batsman to manage 20 centuries or more for South Africa in Tests, joining Jacques Kallis (44), Graeme Smith (26) and Gary Kirsten (21).
# Amla is averaging 127.33 in three Tests vs Pakistan in UAE - his tally of 382 runs includes two hundreds and two fifties.
# Amla is the third South African player after Abraham de Villiers and Jacques Kallis to register a hundred at Abu Dhabi in Tests.
# Amla became the first South African batsman to amass 500 runs in Tests in 2013 - his tally being 580 at an average of in six Tests, including two hundreds and four fifties.
# Since January 2010, Amla is averaging 72.08 - the highest amongst the batsmen with atleast 1000 runs in Tests - his tally being 3316 in 32 Tests, including 13 hundreds and 13 fifties.
# Jacques Kallis, the only batsman in Pakistan-South Africa Tests to manage 1,000 runs or more, took his tally to 1557 (ave.57.66) in 18 Tests. His tally includes six hundreds and eight fifties.
# Jean-Paul Duminy's first fifty vs Pakistan is his fifth in Tests.