Rabada’s 7-112 sets up South Africa against England
CENTURION, South Africa (AP):
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's career-best 7-112 set South Africa up for a big lead over England in the fourth Test yesterday. Rabada rattled through England's top and middle order as the tourists were bowled out for 342 after South Africa's 475.
South Africa stretched their lead to 175 when bad light stopped play on the third day at SuperSport Park, reaching 42-1 in their second innings.
Rabada's rich return, which included a burst of three wickets in two overs just before lunch, put South Africa in position for a desperately needed win to regain some lost pride.
England have already clinched the four-match series with a 2-0 lead ahead of this last Test. South Africa haven't won in their previous nine Tests, leaving newcomer Rabada without a victory in his young career.
"I don't think I've arrived yet," he said. "There's still lots of work to be done. (But) It felt good to take those seven wickets."