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Rabada earns fine and another demerit point from ICC

CAPE TOWN: South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has been fined after a demonstrative send off for one of his victims in Tuesday’s one-day international loss to India in Port Elizabeth, the International Cricket Council said on Wednesday. The fast bowler was fined 15 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for his behaviour, when he waved at departing batsman Shikhar Darwan, pointing his way back to the change room and seeming to swear after the Indian opener was caught in the deep off Rabada’s bowling.…

SA pacer Rabada turns batsman to frustrate Indian bowlers

JOHANNESBURG: South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada turned batsman to defy India's bowlers on the second day of the third and final Test on Thursday. South Africa, who have already won the three-match series, were 81 for three at lunch in reply to India's first innings total of 187 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The left-handed Rabada batted with discipline, some luck and occasional glimpses of quality to score 30 off 84 balls before he was caught at gully off Ishant Sharma six minutes before lunch.…

Rabada spearheads South Africa’s biggest win

BLOEMFONTEIN: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254 run win on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Mangaung Oval on Sunday. It was the biggest win in South Africa's Test history, surpassing the innings and 229 run victory over Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2000/01. Rabada took five for 30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 172, a slight improvement on their first innings of 147 in reply to South Africa's 573 for four declared. Rabada,…

Rabada ban a ‘big loss’ for Test cricket, says South African captain

LONDON: South Africa stand-in skipper Dean Elgar has said Kagiso Rabada's ban from the second match of the England series is a "big loss for Test cricket" and not just the Proteas. The tourists suffered a thumping 211-run loss, with more than a day to spare, in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday when they collapsed to 119 all out after being set 331 to win. South Africa now have just a few days to recover before the second Test at Nottingham's Trent Bridge starts on Friday. But their hopes of levelling the…

Proteas eager to maintain Sri Lanka run in Champions Trophy

LONDON: South Africa begin their Champions Trophy challenge at the Oval on Saturday by taking on a Sri Lanka side against whom they have already enjoyed overwhelming one-day international success this year. The Proteas whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in a bilateral series in South Africa in January. Sri Lanka were not alone in being a touring side routed in 50-over cricket by South Africa, with the Proteas previously also hammering Australia 5-0. Yet for all they are top of the one-day international rankings, South Africa…

South Africa’s Rabada sends Sri Lanka crashing

CAPE TOWN: Kagiso Rabada took three wickets in two overs as South Africa sent Sri Lanka crashing to a 282-run defeat on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on Thursday. Fast bowler Rabada finished with six for 55 as Sri Lanka crumbled to 224 all out, giving South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. It took South Africa less than two hours to claim the remaining six wickets after the tourists resumed on 130 for four. Overnight batsmen Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal played out the first…

South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs in first Test

PERTH: South Africa won the first Test against Australia by 177 runs at the WACA Ground on Monday. Set an unlikely victory target of 539, the home side were bowled out for 361 on the final day. Young paceman Kagiso Rabada led the way for the Proteas with 5-92. South Africa needed six wickets and Australia an unlikely 370 runs to win the first Test at the WACA at stumps on day four. Australia closed the day on 4-169 having lost two wickets in each of the last two sessions to put the South Africans on the brink of…