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Kagiso Rabada commanded respect and Keshav Maharaj sparked curiosity, but Temba Bavuma has crept into Australian hearts as a pint-sized talent with a Midas touch. Marshon Lattimore Womens Jersey . The ABC called Bavuma the X-factor in South Africas WACA win, with praise for his stoic batting, stunning fielding, surprisingly effective bowling, and continuous quest to seek out a high-five.Everybody loves him at the moment.He is a guy that things seem to happen around, said South Africa coach Russell Domingo.Bavumas fielding first caught international attention last November , when he was substituting for an injured Dale Steyn in Mohali. Bavuma was positioned at short leg when M Vijay inside edged a googly from Imran Tahir to his left. He dived full length to take the catch.Later in the tour Bavuma impressed again when, with the series already lost, he was asked to open the batting in the final Test in Delhi. In an unfamiliar position, Bavuma scored 22 and 34 but spent more than four hours at the crease, longer than his predecessor Stiaan van Zyl had in five innings before he was dropped. That innings showed Bavumas temperament to bat in Test cricket but few outside the team guessed he could bowl at this level too.Temba does a bit of bowling in the nets and everyone is like, Woah, Temba, thats pretty good, Rabada said.Most were pleased to hear that Bavuma can catch Rabadas attention somewhere, because he can be easy to miss on the field. When Rabada bowled Usman Khawaja on the second day of the Perth Test - South Africas first wicket after Steyn had left the field with a broken shoulder - Bavuma waited and waited for his chance to congratulate Rabada. Eventually, it needed a tap on the shoulder before Rabada responded. The video went viral, watched many more times than training footage of South Africas bowling coach Charl Langeveldt in discussion with Bavuma.The conversation - which Langeveldt later said was about using the seam - hinted that Bavuma might be called on to make up for some of Steyns absence. Australias batsmen must have been looking forward to the relief. At 1.61 metres tall, with only 200 first-class balls to his name before the Test, how dangerous could Bavuma really be?Dangerous enough to hit a crack, move back in and hit Usman Khawaja plumb in front of leg. Had Bavuma not overstepped, he could have been only the 21st bowler in Test cricket to take a wicket with his first ball. That his delivery stride occupies the entire area from the bowling crease to the popping crease will only add to his budding cult aura. The beamer that unsettled Josh Hazlewood the ball before Bavuma claimed his first Test wicket delighted his team-mates and the small WACA crowd.For all the fun of his on-field heroics, Bavuma himself was ultra-serious in his analysis when he spoke to ABC. I was obviously quite disappointed at that. Weve spoken long and hard about no no-balls, he said. As one of the batters who keeps on shouting at the bowlers for a no-ball, obviously its not a great thing. I was happy to get a chance to bowl and things went decently (after that).Domingo confirmed Bavuma was similarly critical about his half-century in the first innings, knowing the responsibility he had in the middle order. He will be the first to say he is disappointed that he didnt kick on after getting fifty, Domingo said. He played really beautifully in that first innings and held it together for us. He is still learning but he is a good kid and a great asset for our team.The Australian newspaper agreed, calling Bavuma a competitive and wily cricketer. For South Africans to see their players being so warmly embraced at what was once seen as among the most hostile places to tour, is a reassurance that the stresses of last summer may be overcome after all. For them to see their players of colour - long suspected of being included in squads to make up numbers - attract so much admiration and awe is another reassurance that this time, crickets efforts to embrace change could be genuine, that opportunities are being provided to the right people, and that they are taking them, making names and winning hearts. Alvin Kamara Womens Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. 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SEATTLE -- While the celebration was underway on the far corner of the field, Washington was already starting the process of regrouping.Theres no more wiggle room for any slipups by the Huskies after seeing Sam Darnold and Southern California expose them in a way no one else has this season.I just think its hard when you lose and you put so much into it, but well regroup, Washington coach Chris Petersen said. Well be back. These kids are going to be resilient and well reload and see what weve got.The Huskies (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) dropped three spots to No. 7 in the latest AP Top 25 after their 26-13 loss to USC on Saturday night. The bigger question is where Washington will land when the College Football Playoff rankings are released Tuesday and whether there remains a viable path for the Huskies to find their way into the top four without major upsets.But the playoff positioning was secondary for the Huskies in the aftermath of the loss to the Trojans. Washingtons defense -- which had been regarded as maybe the best in the Pac-12 -- was exposed by USC because Darnold was rarely pressured, and it suffered another big loss with linebacker Azeem Victor expected out for the season after a leg injury.Darnold threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns, showing poise and playmaking in a hostile atmosphere. It wasnt for Washingtons lack of effort. The Huskies thrived for most of the season by being able to get pressure in the pass game without having to bring extra defenders. Blitzing had been done in specific spots but not as the primary method to cause disruption.That plan changed against USC -- but didnt bring the desired results. Washington blitzed regularly, whether it was bringing linebackers up the middle or occasionally defensive backs off the edge. USCs defensive line was excellent at stemming the pressure and when defenders got to the backfield, Darnold used his athleticism to slip tacklerrs and extend plays with his feet. Alvin Kamara Youth Jersey. The final result was Washington getting only one sack.I think you got to bring what you got to bring, Petersen said. They did a good job of mixing up their calls, I thought, and the bootleg hurt us. ... So youre trying to mix it up there a little bit. I think overall, the defense was solid enough. I dont think it was an outstanding game by any phase of our team. Part of thats a credit to those guys, to USC, it is. They played good. They played hard and whooped us pretty good.Washingtons pass rush was already lagging since the loss of sack-leader Joe Mathis, who injured his foot during the Huskies bye week. Petersen announced last week that Mathis would undergo surgery and is likely done for the season. In the four games since Mathis went out, Washington has just four total sacks. Before Mathis was lost, Washington was averaging four sacks per game.What Washington lost with Mathis was pressure from the edge. What it loses with the expected loss of Victor may be more.While he was occasionally out of position by being too aggressive, Victor was Washingtons best tackler. He also called the defense for the Huskies, a role fellow linebacker Keishawn Bierria had to inherit midgame on Saturday. D.J. Beavers took over for Victor and finished with six tackles but also had his inexperience exposed at times, especially on USCs final touchdown, when tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe slipped behind Beavers and caught an 8-yard TD at the back of the end zone.We hate losing a guy like that, but like any situation playing football, guys get hurt, Washington cornerback Kevin King said. D.J. got in there. He filled in and did his job. 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