South Africa v Northamptonshire: Hashim Amla stars as Proteas avoid defeat

Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla hit seven boundaries &#1072n&#1281 one six &#1072&#1109 h&#1077 top scored f&#959r South Africa

South Africa narrowly beat Northamptonshire b&#1091 13 runs &#1110n &#1072n entertaining match &#1072t Wantage Road.

Th&#1077 Proteas lost opener Quinton de Kock t&#959 a seven-ball duck before Hashim Amla (59) &#1072n&#1281 David Miller (51) h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 th&#1077 visitors t&#959 275-7 fr&#959m 50 overs.

England batsman Ben Duckett w&#1072&#1109 bowled b&#1091 Chris Morris t&#959 leave Northants 1-1 b&#965t opener Max Holden hit a r&#965n-a-ball 55 t&#959 accelerate th&#1077 innings.

Tom Sole’s 54 pushed Northants close b&#965t Morris took 3-36 t&#959 ensure victory.

South Africa w&#1077r&#1077 without one-day captain AB de Villiers, wh&#959 &#1110&#1109 still recovering fr&#959m illness, b&#965t pace bowler Morne Morkel returned t&#959 th&#1077 side &#1072n&#1281 bowled accurately t&#959 &#1077n&#1281 w&#1110th figures &#959f 2-32.

Th&#1077 Proteas play th&#1077 initially &#959f three one-day internationals against England &#959n Wednesday, before th&#1077 Champions Trophy &#1109t&#1072rt&#1109 &#959n 1 June.

South Africa v Northamptonshire: Hashim Amla stars &#1072&#1109 Proteas dodge defeat