Rabada knocks out India

January 6, 2018
Kagiso Rabada celebrates

Kagiso Rabada took three wickets on day two of the Newlands Test, including that of top-scorer Hardik Pandya. 

After being bowled out for 286 on day one of the first Test, South Africa’s senior pace-bowling trio of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander took a wicket apiece to pin India back at 28-3.

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India made a slow start on day two, taking their total to 43 in 17 overs before the fourth wicket fell courtesy of Rabada, who removed Rohit Sharma for 11.

India kept losing wickets and soon found themselves seven down with 97 runs on the board, before a good partnership between Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar saw them go into the tea break at 185-7.

The Proteas became desperate to remove the all-rounder, especially after Steyn hobbled off before tea due to an injury.

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Morkel got the first scalps after the break, but it was Rabada who shone, removing Pandya, who looked to hit over gully only to find an edge, for 93 which took his side to within a run of the 200 mark.

The 22-year-old then wrapped up India’s innings with a 140kph delivery, that Jasprit Bumrah edged to Dean Elgar at fourth slip.

India were all out for 209.

Scorecard

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