Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:36:02 GMT | By Rajesh Viswanathan, India Syndicate
Our pick: Top 10 efforts from Eng-SA series

Super effort No.1 – 311 not out by Hashim Amla

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South Africa came to England knowing well that a series win will take them to the pinnacle in terms of ICC Test rankings. And how well they accomplished 'Mission England.' As the Proteas celebrate a famous series win, we at MSN take a look at the 10 individual super efforts during the series. Enjoy the drive by dancing down the page

Occasion: 1st Test at Kennington Oval
Match result: South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs
Why this was a special effort: There were several reasons why this was the most special effort of the series but the one reason that stood out was elegance. You could pay to watch Amla bat in a Test match and the way he batted was simply incredible. Amla came in when the Proteas had lost an early wicket of Alviro Petersen. He first steadied the ship, then started to accumulate and finally, decided to dictate. It was the perfect way to approach a Test inning. In the end, he became the first South African cricketer to score a triple hundred in Test cricket. Amla lasted an amazing 800 minutes at the crease and was undefeated when captain Smith decided to declare. His knock took South Africa to an innings win and demoralized the 'famed' English bowling attack.