Cricket: Temba’s test ton

A QUARTER of a century after SA’s readmission to international cricket, a black African has scored a century for his country for the first time. Temba Bavuma’s sparkling unbeaten 102 against England at Newlands on Tuesday, the fourth day of the second test, was not expected. In his seven previous test innings he had scored just 145 runs, and in the first test in Durban he had thrown his wicket away. In the match situation on Tuesday, a sudden rash of wickets — Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock as the score went from 439 for three to 449 for six — could easily (and understandably) have been fatally infectious to Bavuma….more

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