Record-breaking Rabada sinks England in fourth test
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a test as he propelled his side to a consolation 280-run victory over England on the last morning of the fourth and final test on Tuesday.
South Africa needed a little more than an hour on the final day to reduce England, who won the series 2-1, from 52 for three to 101 all out with 20-year-old Rabada returning match figures of 13-159 to emphasise his rich potential.
Chasing an unlikely victory target of 382 on a wearing wicket, England’s hopes of batting out the day were undone by a combination of rash stroke-making and excellent swing bowling.
Rabada celebrated his ’10-for’ twice — first having Jonny Bairstow caught at slip off a no-ball and then inducing another edge from the very next delivery to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to spare his blushes.