Hashim Amla reached his century off YY deliveries © Getty Images
Hashim Amla reached his century off 127 deliveries © Getty Images

Oct 24, 2014

Hashim Amla brought up his 16th One-Day International (ODI) century off 127 deliveries during the second of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and New Zealand at the Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui on Friday. South Africa were 238 for the loss of three wickets at the end of 43 overs, with Amla and JP Duminy unbeaten at scores of 100 and 0 respectively.

New Zealand have won the toss and have elected to field first. New Zealand have two changes in their playing XI, namely Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan in place of Kyle Mills and Nathan McCullum. South Africa have opted to replace Ryan McLaren with batsman David Miller. The Proteas are thus have limited options in the bowling attack and might have to utilise a part-time bowler.

While the series got off to a good start for the South Africans courtesy a comfortable six-wicket win in the first ODI that took place at the same venue, hosts New Zealand will look to give their best shot in order to draw level and keep the series alive.

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