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Amla wins hearts after whirlwind hundred: What a champion, says AB de Villiers

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Hashim Amla's maiden T20 hundred powered Kings XI Punjab to a competitive total of 198/4 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter on Thursday.

Playing shots that would delight the purists, Amla spanked all the Mumbai Indians bowlers en route his unbeaten 104 off 60 balls, which included as many as six sixes apart from eight boundaries.

There were straight hits, shirt arm jabs over long-on, slashes over point, hook, and a majestic pull-shot, which brought up his first hundred in shortest format as well second of this edition.

However, Amla's fine innings was not enough for KXIP to win the match as Mumbai Indians rode on destructive half centuries from Englishman Jos Buttler and young Nitish Rana to thrash the hosts by eight wickets.

Despite the result of the match, nothing can be taken away from Amla's knock, which won many hearts. Here's how players like AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan reacted to Amla's special on Twitter.

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