Twitter reacts: Temba Bavuma s

Twitter reacts: Temba Bavuma stranded on 95 as Proteas take charge

The Proteas took full control of the fourth and final Test against Australia, with Temba Bavuma left stranded on 95* – and the agony was unbearable.

Twitter reacts: Temba Bavuma s

Temba Bavuma joined in the fun of piling the misery on Australia in the fourth and final Test, but he was left stranded on 95* as South Africa were dismissed for 488 in their first innings.

Bavuma returned from a long injury lay off during the third Test in Cape Town – but his contribution was insignificant.

While many backed him to come good at the ground where he has played most of his domestic cricket, he still had a few doubters.

South Africa were already well poised in the match with Aiden Markram setting the tone with a century on day one.

The Proteas were in no hurry to declare, though, with plenty of time left in the match. The lower order pottered along – under Bavuma’s tutelage – and he looked on course to notch up the second Test century of his career.

He dug in his heels – with just one run off 49 balls int he morning session.

With Keshav Maharaj, the pair combined for a 76 partnership, with Maharaj swinging wildly and Bavuma finding his own rhythm.

But Maharaj had one swing too many and was dismissed, with Morkel following soon after and Bavuma was left stranded on 95* – the agony on Twitter was real.

The tension was unbearable…

And, of course Keshav had ideas of his own as everyone waited…

Maharaj was dismissed for 45 off 51…

That brought Morne Morkel to the crease… who is playing in his final Test for South Africa. Needless to say, things were TENSE.

And then… it was all over. Morkel was caught behind and poor Bavuma was stranded. The feels were real.


But also the praise… Bavuma had a lot of doubters heading into this match.