Stats leave little doubt: Bavuma's entered new domain

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Temba Bavuma (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)
Temba Bavuma (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Up to late January (and even a little beyond it) you could have been excused for believing Temba Bavuma’s broad international batting career was going to be defined more by a “valuable cameos” trend than strikingly bulky scores.

A gritty customer who is good to have in a crisis … it almost seems a polite, cliched, indirect way of describing someone less than renowned for marathon, healthily greedy occupation of the crease.

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