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Hashim Amla Reaches ODI Landmark At 2019 Cricket World Cup

In his 176th ODI innings, South Africa opener Hashim Amla became the second quickest player to reach 8,000 runs.

Hashim Amla Reaches ODI Landmark At 2019 Cricket World Cup
Hashim Amla in action during the Cricket World Cup 2019 fixture between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.
Hashim Amla Reaches ODI Landmark At 2019 Cricket World Cup
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2019-06-20T01:05:11+0530

Hashim Amla became the second fastest player to accumulate 8,000 ODI runs after reaching the landmark in South Africa's 2019 Cricket World Cup encounter with New Zealand on Wednesday. (HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | FULL SCHEDULE

The 36-year-old Proteas opener got to the landmark figure in his 176th innings in the format, having started the day on 7,976 career runs.

Only Virat Kohli has reached 8,000 ODI runs in fewer innings than Amla, the India captain getting there in 175 knocks.

Amla was looking to play a telling innings at Edgbaston in a crucial match for struggling South Africa in their World Cup campaign.

He lost his opening partner Quinton de Kock in the second over, and captain Faf du Plessis fell for 23 after helping to put on 50 for the second wicket.

Kohli was also playing at Edgbaston when he achieved the feat, making an unbeaten 96 against Bangladesh at the Champions Trophy two years ago.

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