SACricketmag.co.za looks back at memorable Proteas Test moments in England ahead of the three-match series which starts later this month.
Hashim Amla became the first Proteas batsman to score a Test triple century when he made 311* during the first Test of South Africa’s 2012 tour of England at The Oval.
The hosts scored 385 in their first innings, thanks to a century by opening batsman Alastair Cook, but their bowlers were then put to the sword by Graeme Smith (131), Amla and Jacques Kallis (182*). Only Alviro Petersen (0) missed out as the Proteas declared on 637-2.
Amla’s record-breaking knock came off 529 balls and included 35 fours, while he spent just over 13 hours at the crease.
South Africa went on to win the match by an innings and 12 runs, and the three-match series 2-0, with them becoming the No 1-ranked Test team.