South Africa defeated Australia by 177 runs in the first Test of the series at WACA, Perth. There were many individual performances in the match. However, two moments of the match are the talking points. One is a ripper bowled by Rabada to dismiss Usman Khwaja. The second is the stupendous run-out by Temba Bavuma. Many experts said Bavuma’s run-out was as good as Jonty Rhodes famous run-out of Inzamam-ul-Haq in 1992 World Cup. Even Warner, who was the casualty, called the run-out phenomenal.

The video has gone viral. It so happened that Australia were chasing 539. David Warner and Shaun Marsh were on crease. They had built a partnership of 50. The match was going at a sluggish pace when Temba Bavuma electrified the atmosphere.

Warner was taking a quick run. He didn’t appear to be in a hurry as he didn’t expect that Bavuma could do what he eventually did. Bhavuma got to the ball quickly, turned and threw the ball when his entire body was in the air. The ball hit the stumps. When the decision was sent upstairs, the third umpire found David Warner a few inches out of the crease. This run-out, experts said, is one of the best in cricket history.

Another run-out that is considered to be the best ever was effected by Jonty Rhodes in 1992. The star had literally flown to disturb the bails at the non-striker end as Inzamam was struggling to get into the crease. The brilliant run-out established Rhodes as the best fielder the world has seen. Temba Bavuma’s run-out is even better.


Another moment of the match was this delivery by Rabada.