S. Africa's Amla overcomes England bully-boy tacticsThis is a good start. The colonial power picking on the ex-colony. Maybe verbal abuse or a knee to the groin? I can't wait for the details.
LONDON (AFP) - Hashim Amla was a quietly proud man after his unbeaten century helped see to the safety of a first Test draw against here at Lord's and in the process erased some painful memories.
He must be an old man too if he's been unbeaten for a century!!
During the 2004/05 series in South Africa, Amla averaged just nine in two Tests against England before being dropped after struggling against the short ball. But the men who got him out back then - Stephen Harmison, Simon Jones and Matthew Hoggard - weren't in the England side at Lord's where a placid pitch made life tough for fast bowlers.Come again please? Seriously, what could this possibly mean? "Weren't in the England side"?
So they were hitting him with the ball? If not, just exactly how does "throwing the short ball" and "packing the legside" equate to "bully boy tactics"?
That didn't stop England peppering Amla on Monday with a succession of short-pitched deliveries and packing the legside, close-in field.
"I am satisfied to score a hundred at Lord's," said Amla, who was 104 not out when the match ended prematurely thanks to whatsaid was a "gentleman's agreement" even though the Proteas were only 47 ahead with a minimum of 19 overs left in the day.
"To score a hundred anywhere is a lovely feeling," Amla added.Sure, just ask Wilt Chamberlain! That's the only part of the story I understand.