SA vs WI: Aiden Markram to lead in third ODI after Temba Bavuma misses out due to hamstring discomfort

West Indies won the second ODI of the series against South Africa by 48 runs.

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Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram
Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After the first match of the ODI series between South Africa and the West Indies was abandoned due to rain, the second game saw the visitors clinch victory after a fabulous performance with both the bat and the ball.

After being handed a loss, more bad news has followed the Proteas as skipper Temba Bavuma is experiencing hamstring discomfort, due to which he will miss the third ODI between both teams. Bavuma’s loss could prove to be a key factor as far as the Proteas’ form is concerned.

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TEAM UPDATE 🚨 Temba Bavuma experienced hamstring discomfort following the second Betway ODI against West Indies and as a precautionary measure, he has been ruled out of today’s match 🏏 Aiden Markram will captain the side 🇿🇦 #SAvWI #BePartOfIt
12:30 PM · Mar 21, 2023

After it was confirmed that Bavuma would be missing the third ODI, it was announced that Aiden Markram will be leading the side in the final game of the series. The hosts will look to level the series under Markram’s leadership, and as the proceedings for the third ODI get underway, South Africa will look to chase as they have elected to bowl first.

West Indies outclass the Proteas in second ODI

After the first match was abandoned due to rain, the Proteas looked to establish their home dominance in the second game. However, their plans were hindered by an exceptional performance by the West Indies.

Batting first, the Men in Maroon got off to a decent start to the innings as Brandon King and Kyle Mayers both scored 30 and 36 runs, respectively. However, it was the unbeaten knock of skipper Shai Hope that propelled the Windies to 335 runs.

Hope scored an unbeaten 128 off 115 deliveries, which was followed by good knocks from Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell. As the Proteas had to score 336 runs to win the second ODI, an excellent knock by skipper Temba Bavuma saw them come quite close to a win.

Bavuma scored 144 runs off 118 deliveries, whereas Quinton De Kock scored 48 runs off 26 deliveries. The rest of the South African batting line-up could not amount to much as the hosts were bundled out for 287 and the West Indies won the game by 48 runs.

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