Hashim Amla First IPL Century in IPL 2017
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South African batsman Hashim Amla is undergoing terrific form with bat in IPL season 10. His maiden IPL hundred against Mumbai Indians in the last match was a testimony of that. Started off cautiously, Amla switched the gear once he settled. More a classy batsmen than a typical power hitter, Amla astonished everyone out there in Indore with a 60-ball 104. It was Hashim Amla first IPL century, also his maiden in T20 international. He hammered Mumbai's bowling attack to hit the second century of the season after Sanju Samson who scored the first one a few days ago. With 104 more runs in his bag, Amla made a big stride on the batsmen's chart. Placed third as the top run scorer in IPL 2017, Amla has amassed 234 runs in 6 matches so far.
Dotted with 8 fours and 6 sixes, Hashim Amla first IPL century took the world by storm as no one before that feat would have expected such an enthralling blitz from the classy batsman. In 60 balls he faced, Amla crossed the boundary line 14 times; six over the rope and 8 down the ground.
In six matches so far, Amla has struck one fifty and one century. Rare, he hit the half-century at a strike rate of more than 150. Whereas in Indore, he slammed his maiden ton at a strike rate of 174. His overall strike rate in the league is near 142. Averaging 58 in six matches, Amla has all the makings to become the top run scorer in IPL 2017.
Will Kings XI Punjab's opener Hashim Amla become the top run scorer in IPL 2017?