Temba Bavuma became the first black batsman to score a Test century for South Africa as England’s hopes of back-to-back wins were subdued Tuesday.
Bavuma finished South Africa’s first innings unbeaten on 102, having faced 141 balls, as the hosts declared two runs behind on 627/7d, before bowling at England for six overs without a breakthough.
England, who won the first Test emphatically, ended Day 4 of the 2nd Test on 16/0, 18 runs ahead, leaving the match destined for a draw.
Hashim Amla frustrated England’s bowlers throughout the morning session, before Stuart Broad used a swinging new ball to remove his off stump, cutting short an 11-hour knock of 201.
Despite, Amla’s double-ton, Bavuma was the star of the show.
He combined some excellent cricket shots with some aggressive and fortunate strokes to delight the crowd, but not frustrated England bowler Ben Stokes, who was less than polite about his technique in a muttered verbal attack…