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SA vs WI: Temba Bavuma’s masterful 171 not out places South Africa in management

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Temba Bavuma

New South Africa captain Temba Bavuma ended a seven-year await his second check century and his 171 not out in opposition to West Indies put his workforce in a series-winning place within the second check on Friday.

Bavuma’s first hundred since his debut century at his house floor in Cape Town in 2016 powered the Proteas to a 356-run lead with three wickets in hand on the finish of day three on the Wanderers.

South Africa was 287-7 in its second innings at stumps and on the right track to comb the collection 2-0.


The day belonged to captain Temba Bavuma who introduced stability to the innings after a gradual begin. He ends the day unbeaten on 171 as we head into Day 4 on 287/7 and an general lead of 356 runs.#SAvWI #BePartOfIt

— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) March 10, 2023

Bavuma was the focal point when he was chosen to interchange Dean Elgar as captain shortly earlier than this collection in a shock transfer. He was underneath much more scrutiny when he made a pair of geese within the first check, his debut match as captain. But he rescued his workforce on Friday and virtually single-handedly led it to its match-winning place. He hit 20 fours and his dominating rating got here off 275 balls at a strike price of over 60.

The West Indies had South Africa underneath strain at 103-5 when Alzarri Joseph (2-49) pressured out Heinrich Klassen with a quick, brief ball. But Bavuma lastly discovered assist from tailenders Wiaan Mulder (42) and Simon Harmer (19). The new skipper was the driving drive in a 103-run partnership with Mulder and a 71-run stand with Harmer that took South Africa into an enormous lead.

Bavuma scored 60 runs off 89 balls within the stand with Mulder and 51 off 70 when batting with Harmer as he stored attacking and, whereas Joseph dismissed Mulder and Jason Holder received Harmer out, Bavuma was unmoved and has a double century in his sights on the fourth day. The match state of affairs on the finish of the third day, with South Africa in complete management, was starkly completely different to the beginning, when the West

Indians rolled by South Africa’s prime order and appeared on the right track to bowl it out cheaply.

Kyle Mayers (2-25) struck within the first over of the day, simply as he did on day two, to dismiss Elgar for five. Mayers additionally bowled Tony de Zorzi for 1 quickly after and Kemar Roach claimed the prize wicket of Aiden Markram for 18. South Africa was 32-3 at that time.

Ryan Rickelton (10) and Klaasen (14) additionally fell earlier than Bavuma seized management of the check with a career-best efficiency and eventually supplied a compelling reply to critics who’ve questioned his place within the workforce.