A look into his career through numbers:
8 Amla will become the eighth player to represent South Africa in 100 Test matches. The others in the list are Kallis (165 Tests), Mark Boucher (146), Graeme Smith (116), Shaun Pollock (108), AB de Villiers (106), Gary Kirsten (101) and Makhaya Ntini (101).
At 33 years & 287 days, Amla will be the second-oldest South African to reach the landmark after Kirsten (36y 116d). He has also taken the maximum time since debut to reach the landmark – 12 years & 46 days – among other South African players.
3 Players with more runs than Amla for South Africa after 99 Tests. However, his 25 centuries is the joint-most by anyone for the Proteas alongside Kallis.
Most runs for South Africa after 99 Tests
|AB de Villiers||7685||51.92||21||37|
3 Amla scored 490 runs in three innings during South Africa’s tour of India in 2010. He was only the fourth player to do so in a two-Test series and only the second player to do it in a series away from home.
65.62 Amla’s average in Test matches between January 2010 and December 2014. Among the 66 batsmen who scored over 1000 runs during this period, only Shivnarine Chanderpaul averages more than Amla – 67.71. Amla scored 4069 runs in this period which was only behind Alastair Cook (4769), Michael Clarke (4506) and Kumar Sangakkara (4446).
Leading run-scorers between 2010 and 2014
|AB de Villiers||43||68||3752||62.53||55.11||11||278*|
Longest stretch without a fifty
|11||Jan 2015||Dec 2015||188||17.09|
|9||May 2006||Dec 2006||115||12.77|
4 Double hundreds scored by Amla is the second-most for South Africa after Graeme Smiths tally of five. He is also South Africas only triple centurion. He scored an unbeaten 311 against England at the Oval in 2012.
71.50 Amlas average against New Zealand, his highest against any opposition. He scored 1001 runs against them from 11 Tests with four hundreds and six fifties. Incidentally, he will be playing his 100th Test against the team who he struggled the most with an average of 33.46 from nine Tests against Sri Lanka.
1202 Runs scored by Amla from 11 Tests in Centurion at an average of 80.13. Among those who scored at least 1000 runs at a South African venue, no one averages more than Amlas 80.13 at the Super Sport Park.
59.48 Amlas average in the third innings of a Test match, the best he averages in any innings. Among those players with a minimum of 1500 runs in the third innings, his average is the seventh-best. For South Africa, only Jacques Kallis (65.26) averages more than Amla in the third innings of a Test.
6558 runs scored by Amla at first drop is the fourth-most for any player after Kumar Sangakkara (11679), Rahul Dravid (10524) and Ricky Ponting (9904). The next best for anyone from South Africa is 3335 by Kallis.
7 Most number of dismissals for him against a bowler – seven times each to Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Broad. However, he averaged 42 against Johnson and 43 against Broad.
Source : Cricbuzz http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/90021/hashim-amla-south-africa-cricket-test-cricket-100th-test