Surrey given Hashim Amla boost

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The Independent Online

Surrey's hopes of avoiding relegation from the First Division of the County Championship have been boosted by the signing of South Africa's Hashim Amla, currently rated as the best Test and ODI batsman in the world.

Amla will make his debut against Durham on 22 August and be available for Surrey's six remaining County games. Amla replaces JP Duminy, who had come in for the injured Graeme Smith.