Bavuma brilliance the icing on the cake for Proteas

By Razeen Gutta

South Africa sealed a 2-0 whitewash over the West Indies with a massive 284 run victory at the Wanderers as Temba Bavuma scored a ton on his captaincy debut.

After Aiden Markram and Tony de Zorzi helped the hosts to 320 all out in their first innings, Gerald Coetzee shone with the ball, picking up 3/41 to restrict the Windies to 250 all out. 

Using the lead to their advantage, the Proteas put up a score of 321 in their second innings — with Bavuma the man on a highly successful mission. 

In his first game as test skipper, the 32-year-old came in at 69/4 with the top order failing to fire this time around. 

He stood his ground for a long 280 balls and put up a career-best 172. 

It was his first century in seven years; and when Jason Holder picked him up, South Africa already had 293 on the board and with 390 to chase, the Windies were in for a rough ride. 


Coetzee picked up another three wickets with Simon Harmer doing the same, and the visitors could only manage 106 before being blown away in sunny Johannesburg. 

“It’s a nice sound to hear, good to see that people came out here on a Saturday to see us take the trophy,” Bavuma said post-match in front of a loud Wanderers crowd.

“Very satisfied, I’ve been in situations where the team needs me to rebuild and I was able to do that yesterday. Hopefully I can do it more often, and convert those situations into big runs.”

Pictured above: Temba Bavuma 

Image source: @ProteasMenCSA

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