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Hashim Amla celebrates historic triple century to pile misery on England

Hashim Amla became South Africa's first triple-centurion as he and Jacques Kallis piled on England's misery in the first Investec Test.

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James Anderson is all smiles at training last week before picking up his groin injury

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