Temba Bavuma leaves Virat Kohli, Graeme Smith behind with super 144-run knock in losing cause

Sports Tak Staff
March 192023

Top five highest scores by a captain in an unsuccessful ODI run chase

5 | Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 122 in the run chase of 350 against India in 2004. Pakistan lost the game by 3 runs

4 | West Indies' Richie Richardson scored 122 in run chase of 237 against Pakistan in 1991. West Indies lost the game by 1 run

3 | India’s Virat Kohli scored 123 off 95 deliveries in run chase of 314 in 2019. India lost the ODI by 32 runs

2 | South Africa's Graeme Smith scored 141 off 134 balls against England in run chase of 324 in 2009. South Africa lost the ODI by 22 runs

1 | South Africa's Temba Bavuma scored 144 off 118 balls against West Indies in run chase of 336. South Africa lost the match by 48 runs

Temba Bavuma’s 144 is also the highest score by a South Africa batter in an unsuccessful ODI run chase

Temba Bavuma hit 11 fours and 7 sixes in his 144 but after opening partnership with Quinton de Kock he did not get much support from the other end

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