Perth, Nov 6: An extraordinary piece of fielding by the diminutive South African fielder Temba Bavuma was the talk of the town on the fourth day of the opening Test in Perth on Sunday (Nov 6).
Warner dropped the ball in front of him and set off for a quick single, but Bavuma pounced from cover and unleashed a powerful throw while horizontal and still in mid-air.
It rattled the stumps at the non-striker's end with Warner centimetres out of his ground in a reaction time of less than a second.
Here's the video:
https://t.co/CrQquFUCyv - For those who haven't seen it yet, here is the Low-Flying Bavuma...— Neil Manthorp (@NeilManthorp) November 6, 2016
Emerging South African paceman Kagiso Rabada claimed three crucial wickets as South Africa closed in on victory against Australia.
The home side were wobbling on 169 for four at stumps and facing a potential record defeat against South Africa. Usman Khawaja was on 58 and Mitchell Marsh on 15, with South Africa's unbeaten record at the ground set to be extended.
Warner's dismissal set the stage for Rabada (3-49) to display his quality in the absence of champion pacemen Dale Steyn due to a shoulder injury suffered on the first day.
Four balls later fellow opener Shaun Marsh (15) was caught at second slip by Faf du Plessis off the bowling of Rabada as Australia suddenly slumped to 52-2. Things appeared to get even darker for the hosts when new batsman Khawaja was given out caught behind first ball against the part-time spin of JP Duminy.
South Africa had declared their second innings on 540 for 8 after lunch when Vernon Philander was bowled by Smith for 73.