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Bank on in-form Amla to cash in against India; CRICKET.

SOUTH AFRICA v INDIA Sky Sports 1 & 3, from 8am Sunday NEW ZEALAND v PAKISTAN Sky Sports 3, 1am Sunday SOUTH AFRICA made light work of the world's No. 1 Test team, beating India by an innings and 25 runs at Centurion last week, writes James Milton.

And the Proteas are 5-4 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with a victory at Kingsmead in the second Test, which starts on Sunday.

Heavy rain in Durban means that India's batsmen could have a tricky time against Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, but HASHIM AMLA should be backed to top-score for South Africa.

The No. 3 made 140 in the first Test - Jacques Kallis trumped him with 201 not out - and he relishes his contests against top-quality opposition, as four of his five Test centuries this year have been scored in clashes with India.

PAKISTAN are 10-11 to beat New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in Auckland.

Despite the absence of Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir, they should have too much penetration for a dodgy Kiwi batting line-up.

Recommendations H Amla top South Africa first-innings runscorer 1pt 7-2 general Pakistan 2pts 10-11 Bet365
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
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Date:Dec 24, 2010
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