David Warner was the highest run-getter for Australia in the previous innings    Getty Images
David Warner was the highest run-getter for Australia in the previous innings Getty Images

Temba Bavuma effected a sensational run out as he got David Warner out for 35 on Day Four of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at Perth. South Africa acquired a mammoth 538-run lead while Bavuma’s run out put them on top of the game, having dismissed Warner, who was the highest scorer of their previous innings. The hosts needed a solid start from their in-form openers Warner and Shaun Marsh but the dismissal got them the breakthrough the Proteas wanted, making the already difficult job even more difficult for the hosts. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test at WACA, Perth

Warner looked comfortable while batting but committed a mistake going for a quick single. Bavuma, who was fielding at silly point, cited the opportunity and ran up to silly mid off to collect the ball. Bavuma pulled off a diving throw, with his entire body hanging in the air. The ball raced past Warner, who was eager to reach his ground but the ball hit the middle stump at the right time, getting Warner for 35 runs.

The wicket triggered landslide of wickets as Shaun Marsh soon departed for 15 runs while another appeal followed for a catch. South Africa pulled off an exceptional comeback into the game after a 242-run innings, having restricted the hosts for 244 and later on piling up 540 runs, with centuries from Dean Elgar and JP Duminy and half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander.

Here is the video of the run out:

 

Australia will play South Africa in three Tests at home in the series.