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Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day

A reassuring glimpse of South Africa's batting future

Nov 14, 2016: Despite their contrasting batting styles, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock showed the temperament to spend time in the middle, underlining a key difference between the two sides

Firdose Moonda in Hobart

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Little Bavuma's lion-hearted performance wins admiration

Nov 8, 2016: Temba Bavuma made a valuable fifty in the Perth Test, bowled useful overs to help ease the burden of Dale Steyn's absence, and then dismissed David Warner with one of the all-time great run-outs

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Bavuma swoops to lift South Africa's spirits

Nov 6, 2016: Just when Australia's openers were beginning to stretch a depleted bowling attack, Temba Bavuma came up with a moment of magic that reinforced South Africa's dominance at the WACA

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

What can Bavuma do in 0.264 seconds?

Nov 6, 2016: Temba Bavuma's sharp reflexes and athleticism pulled off a run-out that could turn out to be match-defining

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

South Africa outpaced on opening day

Nov 3, 2016: On a typical WACA pitch, Australia's fast bowlers outdid those of South Africa, who bowled far too short, far too often, to let David Warner race away to a quickfire fifty

Firdose Moonda in Perth

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

WACA similar to Wanderers - Bavuma

Nov 1, 2016: Temba Bavuma and Stephen Cook acknowledged the WACA's similarity to the pitch back home at the Wanderers, where they represent the Lions

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

A history of heroes, and hope for the future

Oct 31, 2016: South Africa's recent history in Australia is excellent, and there is a quiet confidence among the youthful squad that they can continue the trend.

Firdose Moonda in Perth

South Africa v Ireland, only ODI, Benoni

Bavuma unsure about future as opener

Sep 25, 2016: Temba Bavuma congratulated the selectors for showing faith in his ability to open the batting after he became only the second South African to score a century on debut

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Ireland, only ODI, Benoni

Bavuma ton sets up crushing 206-run win

Sep 25, 2016: Temba Bavuma became only the second South African to score a century on ODI debut and shared in a Willowmoore Park record opening stand of 159 with Quinton de Kock to set up a dominant performance in their one-off ODI against Ireland

The Report by Firdose Moonda

New Zealand in South Africa 2016-17

SA batsmen look to trump NZ bowlers at patience game

Aug 25, 2016: South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma stated that South Africa had gained more than New Zealand in a truncated first Test, but also admitted that the side did not bat as well as they should have

Firdose Moonda

Bavuma's giant leap

Jul 4, 2016: The South African batsman talks us through his landmark hundred at Newlands against England, an inspiration to an emerging generation of South African players

Luke Alfred

South Africa news

Lessons in spin for South Africa's young hopefuls

May 27, 2016: Fourteen South African players - a mixture of spinners and batsmen - visited Mumbai for a spin camp organised by CSA and overseen by Indian domestic veterans Amol Muzumdar and Nilesh Kulkarni

Vishal Dikshit

England in South Africa 2015-16

Rabada's star is born but too many passengers

Jan 27, 2016: South Africa had the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the four-match series against England but lost the series because there were not enough contributions from the rest

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 4th day

SA on top after Amla leads the way

Jan 25, 2016:

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South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 4th day

New-ball strikes set up SA victory push

Jan 25, 2016: South Africa will be confident that a first Test win in 10 attempts will fall their way on the final day of the fourth Test after grabbing three England wickets in the last 21 overs at Centurion

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

From crushed to content: Amla unburdens himself

Jan 6, 2016: A mid-series change of captain is never ideal, but with Hashim Amla having rediscovered his form and South Africa having regained some pride it could work out well for the team

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Africa applauds a son of transformation

Jan 5, 2016: In becoming the first black South African to score a Test century, Temba Bavuma has provided his generation with a long-awaited role model

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Historic Bavuma ton helps SA achieve parity

Jan 5, 2016: Temba Bavuma's maiden Test hundred lit up Newlands as South Africa were able to declare on 627 for 7, just two runs behind England on first innings

The Report by David Hopps

England in South Africa 2015-16

Klusener to tutor South Africa's lower order

Dec 22, 2015: South Africa's main concerns lie with their top order, but Lance Klusener has been brought into the coaching set-up to try and bolster the returns of the tail

Firdose Moonda

England in South Africa 2015-16

Cellophane Cook primed to answer South Africa's call

Dec 21, 2015: Amid growing concerns about the depth and quality of South Africa's batting reserves, the time may be nigh for one of the country's most consistent performers to earn a call-up

Firdose Moonda
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