Cricket 23.9.2017 08:54 am

Hashim Amla in 8-hour epic as Proteas light up Sunfoil Series

The bearded star plays the Cobras to safety while Morne Morkel toils for the Titans as Andile Phehlukwayo thwarts them.

Hashim Amla, Justin Ontong and Aviwe Mgijima all scored centuries as the Cape Cobras salvaged an unlikely draw against the Knights, and Khaya Zondo and Andile Phehlukwayo shared a three-hour partnership as the Dolphins also escaped against the Titans as the opening round of Sunfoil Series matches ended on Friday.

Hashim Amla in 8-hour epic as Proteas light up Sunfoil Series
Hashim Amla in 8-hour epic as Proteas light up Sunfoil Series

Hashim Amla in 8-hour epic as Proteas light up Sunfoil Series

The bearded star plays the Cobras to safety while Morne Morkel toils for the Titans as Andile Phehlukwayo thwarts them.

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