Amla hits double ton

NAGPUR: South Africa declared their first innings on 558-6 after Hashim Amla smashed his maiden double-century on the second day of the first Test against India on Sunday. Amla hit 22 fours in his unbeaten 253-run knock before the tourists declared their first innings 26 minutes before scheduled close of play. Amla shared 340 runs for the third wicket with Jacques Kallis (173) and another 108 runs for the fourth with AB de Villiers (53) to put India’s bowling attack to the sword. At stumps, India were 25-0 with Gautam Gambhir batting on 12 and Virender Sehwag on nine.