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Quinton de Kock (raising bat) and Hashim Amla have been on the forefront of South Africa’s unique record © Getty Images

As Hashim Amla reached his 15th One-Day International (ODI) hundred, South Africa set new record of atleast one scoring a hundred in most consecutive ODIs. Sandipan Banerjee finds out more about this unique record.

South Africa managed to achieve a milestone in One-day Internationals (ODIs) when their opener Hashim Amla reached his 15th Hundred in the first ODI of their three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. This is the seventh consecuitve time one of the openers for the Proteas went on to  score a ton. The previous best was six consecutive times by England openers in 2012, followed by Pakistan’s four times in 1992.

Here are the details of South Africa’s Record:

Oppositon

Venue

Date

Batsman 1

Batsman 2

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

17-Aug-14

Hashim Amla (122*)

Quinton de Kock (63)

Sri Lanka

Hambantota

12-Jul-14

Hashim Amla (48)

Quinton de Kock (128)

Sri Lanka

Pallekele

09-Jul-14

Hashim Amla (101)

Quinton de Kock (4)

Sri Lanka

Colombo

06-Jul-14

Hashim Amla (109)

Quinton de Kock (27)

India

Centurion

11-Dec-13

Hashim Amla (13)

Quinton de Kock (101)

India

Durban

08-Dec-13

Hashim Amla (100)

Quinton de Kock (106)

India

Johannesburg

05-Dec-13

Hashim Amla (65)

Quinton de Kock (135)

The details of England’s previous record:

Oppositon

Venue

Date

Batsman 1

Batsman 2

West Indies

The Oval

19-Jun-12

Alastair Cook (112)

Ian Bell (53)

West Indies

Southampton

16-Jun-12

Alastair Cook (0)

Ian Bell (126)

Pakistan

Dubai

21-Feb-12

Alastair Cook  (4)

Kevin Pietersen (130)

Pakistan

Dubai

18-Feb-12

Alastair Cook (80)

Kevin Pietersen (111*)

Pakistan

Abu Dhabi

15-Feb-12

Alastair Cook (102)

Kevin Pietersen (26)

Pakistan

Abu Dhabi

13-Feb-12

Alastair Cook(137)

Kevin Pietersen (14)

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at Cricket Country. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)