Markram proud of maiden century

Markram proud of maiden century

Aiden Markram hit his maiden century in Bloemfontein Test against Bangladesh after he missed the landmark by just three runs in the first Test. He is proud of his achievement.

Markram is having a great start to his international career. He scored 97 runs in the first innings of the Potchefstroom Test. His century was denied when he went to rush for a single to give his team-mate Dean Elgar a century but ended up in being run out.

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The former U19 World Cup-winning captain Markram scored his maiden ton on Friday. He made 143 runs off 186 balls with 22 boundaries.

“I am still a young guy and I have never been one to stamp my authority on environments. But I will take what I have learnt and share it with the guys,” said Markram, who turned 23 three days ago.

However, Markram was not over the moon after hitting his maiden Test century. He was lot more focused in the 90s. This time both Markram and Elgar (113) were able to celebrate their centuries together. The Titans team-mates put on 243 for the first wicket.

“It hasn’t quite hit home yet. I think it will at some stage tonight. It’s quite a proud moment for me, especially after last week,” said Markram.

“Today I had a little bit of extra focus in the 90s. Dean was with me and he said it’s a special moment to have shared with me. It was nice for him to have been at the other end.”

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com