IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Temba Bavuma Scores Second ODI Century
IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Temba Bavuma Scores Second ODI Century

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma scored his second century in ODIs and led the way for his side to make a comeback after losing three wickets early in the innings.

The first of the three ODIs is underway at Boland Park where South Africa opted to bat. They lost Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, and Aiden Markram with the score reading just 68 on a slow track.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma (Image: ICC)

Bavuma then partnered up with Rassie van der Dussen to rebuild the innings. While Bavuma played the role of the anchor and rotated the strike, Rassie played a strike rate of over 100 throughout his innings.

He ensured that the scoreboard kept ticking and once he settled in, began taking on the bowlers. Bavuma, on the other hand, played a captain’s knock and ensured his team can hold down one side.

IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Temba Bavuma Scores Second ODI Century
Rassie Van der Dussen [Image-Getty]
He began accelerating soon after. Once he reached the nervous 90s, his innings slowed down once again as KL Rahul began setting attacking fields in the period. The South African skipper braved through it all and eventually reached his second hundred in ODIs in the 45th over.

Although the track seemed slow and low in the beginning, set batters have a much better time in the middle. Although there is nothing much in the pitch for the bowlers, a target of 290+ could be challenging under lights.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Temba Bavuma’s century:

 

Also read – Andrew Strauss Is The Perfect Man To Revive England’s Red-Ball Game- Trevor Bayliss