Rampant Rabada the leading wicket taker in the world this year
With Kagiso Rabada ablaze for his match haul of 10/63‚ South Africa won by an innings and 254 runs to wrap a 2-0 series win inside three days
With Kagiso Rabada ablaze for his match haul of 10/63‚ South Africa beat Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs to wrap a 2-0 series win inside three days. Following on 426 runs behind after they replied to South Africa’s declaration of 573/4 with 147‚ Bangladesh were dismissed for 172. That marked the third time Rabada has taken 10 wickets — and that in only 22 tests — the leading test wicket-taker in the world this year‚ and the 16th bowler to claim 100 wickets for South Africa. At 22‚ he is also the youngest. Were South Africa that good? Were Bangladesh that poor? Both. Less equivocal is that Rabada has resolved whatever has bothered him since January 4 — the day he took 6/55 against Sri Lanka at Newlands‚ his previous five-wicket haul in the 14 innings in which he bowled before Bloem. To see Bangladesh’s tailenders retreat gracelessly towards short leg even as Rabada advanced gracefully towards the bowling crease was to see a predator terrify prey. But we know this kid can bowl. ...
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