Hashim Amla’s elegant half century and some very good bowling by New Zealand made the day fascination, but rain spoiled great days of Test cricket. Here are the statistical highlights from day one of rain affected first Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Hamilton.
32 Tests fifty for Hashim Amla for South Africa, sixth-most by South Africa batsman in Tests. Kallis (58), AB De Villiers (39), Graeme Smith (38), Mark Boucher (35) and Gary Kirsten (34) have more fifties than Amla for the team.
7 Fifty-plus partnership for Hashim Amla and JP Duminy in Tests including today’s 59 for third wicket. They have one hundred partnership and six fifty-plus stands.
471 Test runs for Dean Elgar in 2017 in five games including ongoing this Test, most by South Africa batsmen and fifth overall. He is behind Steven Smith (565), Shakib Al Hasan (550), Mushfiqur Rahim (515), Cheteshwar Pujara (485) in this year.