Suné Luus scores her maiden Test Century as South Africa fights back in 2nd Inning

In the ongoing one-off red-ball Test match, after India achieved a historic milestone by posting their highest-ever total of 603/6 declared, South Africa showed some fight on Day 1, reaching 236/4. However, they could add only 30 more runs and were bowled out for 266 on Day 3. Following a follow-on, they lost the early wicket of Anneke Bosch, who added 9 runs before getting out cheaply. Skipper Laura Wolvaardt and Suné Luus then stitched a solid partnership of 190 runs to stabilize South Africa’s second innings. Suné Luus went on to score her maiden Test hundred in 179 balls, including 17 boundaries.

Suné Luus scores her maiden Test Century as South Africa fights back in 2nd Inning
Suné Luus scores her maiden Test Century as South Africa fights back in 2nd Inning

Since her red-ball debut against England at Taunton on June 27-30, 2022, former skipper Suné Luus had faced challenges in the format, scoring only 68 runs across 4 innings, with a high score of 27. Today, she registered her maiden red-ball century in the 67th over of their second innings, ending her innings with 109 runs off 203 balls, marking a significant achievement for the Proteas all-rounder.

This knock of 109 runs was crucial for South Africa, who were trailing by 337 runs. On Day 3, they faced early setbacks, losing 6 wickets for 30 runs in just 11.3 overs. Despite these challenges, the Proteas showcased resilience. Luus and skipper Laura added 190 runs before Harmanpreet Kaur dismissed Luus in the 74th over. During this partnership, skipper Laura also scored her maiden Test half-century by the third session’s drinks break.

Despite losing the ODI series by a 3-0 whitewash, Suné Luus had scored 58 runs across 3 matches, with 33 being her highest in that series, which came in the 1st ODI. Before this Test match, she scored her maiden century in ODIs against Pakistan in 2023, scoring an unbeaten 107. Now, she has registered her individual high score of 109 across all formats, this very knock was also the second-highest run-score by a visitor on Indian soil.

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