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Hashim Amla dismissed for 14; South Africa 26 for 2

Hashim Amla scored 14 runs off 21 balls before getting caught by Elton Chigumbura off the bowling of Tendai Chatara © AFP (File Photo)
Hashim Amla scored 14 runs off 21 balls before getting caught by Elton Chigumbura off the bowling of Tendai Chatara © AFP (File Photo)

Sep 4, 2014

South Africa lost their second wicket for just 26 runs as Tendai Chatara picked his second wicket of his opening spell  by dismissing opener Hashim Amla for 14, leaving the visitors trailing at 26 for the loss of two wickets.

Amla was looking to start flexing his arms a bit after the run flow got stifled a bit due to the loss of the first wicket, in which Quinton de Kock was removed by Chatara for a mere two runs. Chatara decided to bowl a full-length delivery, which Amla mistimed and played a low shot towards mid-off. Elton Chigumbura, who was waiting at that position, stretched both his hands in a dive and managed to emerge jubilant after having taken a great cath to dismiss the South African Test skipper.

A lot depends on the duo of Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw, along with the AB de Villiers and JP Duminy, if the Proteas are to post a challenging total on the board.

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