South Africa vs Pakistan: Pakistan Pacer Faheem Ashraf Makes A Mess Of Temba Bavumas Bat. Watch

SA vs PAK: The again of Temba Bavuma’s bat simply fell off as he made contact with the ball.© AFP

Bats nowadays, particularly those carried round by worldwide cricketers, use a number of the very best quality willows out there on the planet. They’re larger, badder and pack an enormous punch as in comparison with those utilized by the greats of yore, making six-hitting an off-the-cuff affair. However with regards to longevity, they actually do not match up. Even so, when a bat splits into two when coming involved with the ball, the impact is all the time dramatic. It is nonetheless comprehensible {that a} bat breaks when an categorical pacer bowls a heavy ball and it hits someplace close to the underside or the deal with of a bat. However an enormous piece falling off the bat when a batsman decides to only block the ball, a mere ahead push that too to a supply bowled at 130kph, is nearly extraordinary. 

That is precisely what passed off in the course of the second South Africa vs Pakistan ODI on the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. 

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma pressed ahead and defended a supply from Pakistan pacer Faheem Ashraf and the again of the bat simply got here off as he made contact. 

The ball was bowled at 130kph (81 mph). Goes with out saying that Bavuma wanted a substitute however he too regarded a bit stunned when his bat broke.

Watch the weird incident right here: 

Regardless of breaking his first-choice bat, Bavuma went on to attain a superb 92 off 102 balls as South Africa amassed 341 for six of their 50 overs. 


Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman produced a shocking, record-breaking knock to provide his workforce an opportunity to overtake the goal however he discovered little help from elsewhere. 

He was lastly dismissed for 193 off simply 155 balls, seven in need of what would have been the primary double century whereas chasing in an ODI. His 193 nonetheless is the highest-ever particular person rating in ODIs whereas chasing however that may solely be a comfort with Pakistan coming agonisingly near the goal, shedding finally by 17 runs.

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