Temba Bavuma enters list of Ponting, Kohli, AB de Villiers and others with fantastic ton in run chase

Sports Tak Staff
January 302023

Temba Bavuma scored 109 against England in successful run chase of 343 to enter the list of elite captains

Apart from Bavuma, 11 other captains have scored a century against England in successful ODI run chases

Australia's Greg Chappell was the first to achieve the feat with unbeaten 125 in 1977

New Zealand's John Wright scored 101 in run chase of 220 in 1988

India's Sourav Ganguly became the first to do it in 21st century with unbeaten 117 in 2002 ICC Champions Trophy

South Africa's Graeme Smith achieved the feat in 2005 with a 105-run knock in run chase of 268

Australia's Ricky Ponting did it thrice in 2005, and twice in 2009. His highest among the three is 126 in 2009

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene scored unbeaten 126 in run chase of 262 in 2006

Australia's Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 102 in run chase of 304 in 2015

South Africa's AB de Villiers scored unbeaten 101 in run chase of 237 in 2016

Virat Kohli scored 122 in run chase of 351 in 2017. This is the highest run chase on the list

Quinton de Kock in his short stint as captain scored 107 in run chase of 259 in 2020

Ireland's Andy Balbirnie scored 113 in mammoth run chase of 329 in 2020

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