Temba Bavuma 'super happy' for former team-mate Devon Conway after stunning Test debut

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  • Proteas limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma congratulated Devon Conway on his maiden Test 200 against England.
  • Conway, who played franchise cricket for the Dolphins and the Lions, qualified to play for New Zealand last year.
  • Conway moved from South Africa to New Zealand in 2017.

Proteas limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma said he was chuffed with Devon Conway's superb Test debut for New Zealand.

Speaking to Netwerk24 from the Caribbean where the Proteas are preparing for the Test series against the West Indies, Bavuma said his former Gauteng schools' teammate had always shown that he had the ability to succeed at the highest level.

On his Test debut, the 29-year-old Conway, who went to St John's College, made an even 200 for New Zealand against England in the ongoing first Test at Lord's.

Bavuma, who went to St David's, played with Conway at the 2008 Khaya Majola Under-19 Cricket Week.

Bavuma's only Test ton of his 44-match career came against England in 2016.

"I'm super happy for Dev; I've been playing with him since we were 14, 15 years old," Bavuma told Netwerk24.

"People who played with him will not be surprised by his masterful batting performance in his Test debut.

"He has always been an exceptionally talented player and through his determination and dedication he has shown this on the world stage."

Conway left South Africa in 2017 to move to New Zealand after unsuccessful franchise stints with the Dolphins and the Lions. 

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