Rabada 10 wicket haul steers Proteas to series victory
Kagiso Rabada completed his second five-wicket haul of the match and his third 10-wicket haul overall as the Standard Bank Proteas beat Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs in the second Sunfoil Test match that finished in three days at the Mangaung Oval on Sunday.
Rabada finished with match figures of 10/63 to take him past the mark of 100 Test wickets in only his 22nd Test match. Only Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn among South Africans have reached this landmark quicker while he is joint third on the SA all-time list alongside Allan Donald and Hugh Tayfield.
Rabada’s 100th was Mahmudullah‚ who tried to drive a lifting delivery and edged it to Dean Elgar in the gully. It sounds weird to consider the 22-year-old Kagiso Rabada as a wise veteran but that’s exactly what he is for the Proteas in the second Test against Bangladesh. He is also the leading wicket-taker in the current calendar year with 54 dismissals.
Rabada was named Sunfoil Man of the Match and Dean Elgar Sunfoil Man of the Series.