ICC World T20 2012: South Africa lose Hashim Amla early in Super Eights clash against Pakistan

Hashim Amla fell after scoring eight off as many balls against Pakistan Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 28, 2012

South Africa lost star opener Hashim Amla early on in their ICC World T20 Super Eights’ clash and reached 27 for one from five overs, against Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Jacques Kallis was batting on 12 off 16 balls, accompanied by Richard Levi on eight not out.

Amla got a lifeline in the very first over of the innings when Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal missed a catch and a stumping change off Raza Hasan.

But Amla s innings came to an end five balls later, when Yasir Arafat had him caught by Shoaib Malik in the second over, for eight.

Earlier, South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan.

South Africa made one change in their side, bringing in all-rounder Robin Peterson in place of struggling Faf du Plessis.

Pakistan too made one change in their side, dropping left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir to fit in Raza Hasan.

Brief Scores: South Africa 27 for 1 in 5 overs (Jacques Kallis 12*, Richard Levi 8*, Hashim Amla 8; Raza Hasan 1 for 15) vs Pakistan

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