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South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma walks when not out | Sport

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There were unusual scenes on the third day of South Africa’s Test against Sri Lanka when Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s No 6 batsman, walked after believing he had edged behind — but replays showed that not only had he not hit it, there was a significant gap between his bat and the ball going through to the wicketkeeper.

Usually controversy surrounding such dismissals centres on a batsman’s decision to stand their ground, not the fact that they have walked. Bavuma did not hesitate or wait for the umpire to raise his finger before putting his bat under his arm and trudging off.

With South Africa cruising at 399 for four having got themselves a first-innings lead, Bavuma, who was on 71, slashed at a wide

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