London, July 14:

Hashim Amla became the sixth batsman in the match to score a century as he guided South Africa to a draw against England in the first Test at Lord’s here on today.

The Proteas, following-on, were 393-3, a lead of 47, when captain Graeme Smith and England counterpart Michael Vaughan agreed a draw with a minimum of 19 overs left in the opening match of this four-Test series. Amla was 104 not out and Ashwell Prince nine not out.

South Africa kept England in the field for nearly 11-and-a-half hours in their second innings alone. Proteas opener Neil McKenzie was the biggest thorn in England’s side making 138 in nine hours and 14 minutes at the crease .

McKenzie, having shared a double century stand with Smith (107), added 125 with Amla. South Africa resumed on 242-1, still well adrift of England’s first innings total of 593-8 declared. South Africa scored 247 in their first innings.