New Delhi: It cannot be said when what will happen in cricket, but there is no doubt that hard work can turn the tide. South African captain Temba Bavuma has done something similar. Bavuma hit a brilliant century on the third day of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies at the Wanderers Stadium in South Africa.
Bavuma was dismissed for a duck in both the innings
The special thing is that earlier in the first Test against the Windies, Bavuma was dismissed for a duck in both innings. With this, his name was recorded in the shameful record, but the world was stunned to see the way Bavuma played the captaincy innings in the second innings. Bavuma had earlier got out after scoring 28 runs in the first innings.
A magnificent knock 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) March 10, 2023
The special thing is that this is only the second century of the captain in Test cricket. Temba has done this feat after 7 years. He had earlier hit a century at home against England in January 2016. Bavuma was unbeaten after scoring 102 runs in the first innings. This was the first century of Bavuma’s Test career. After 7 years, he has once again replied to the critics by scoring a century. This was Bavuma’s first century as captain. His father became the witness of this special moment. As soon as Bavuma completed his century, he encouraged him with applause.
What a beautiful moment.
First Test century as a captain in front of his father, Take a bow, Temba Bavuma when the team was under huge pressure in the 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/PFyvNgtSwC
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 10, 2023
YES PLEASE TEMBA 💯
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) March 10, 2023
South Africa has reached a good position
South Africa are in a better position after Bavuma’s century. The team has scored 243 runs losing 6 wickets in 80 overs and has taken a lead of 313 runs. Bavuma is playing 137 runs in 238 balls hitting 15 fours. At the same time, Simon Harmer is supporting him from the other end. Harmer has scored 15 runs. Probably on the fourth day, South Africa will declare the innings and give a big target to the West Indies. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of this match turns out to be.