Wed Dec 07 12:32:10 SAST 2016

Record-breaking Rabada sinks England to help SA to a consoling 280 runs win

REUTERS | 2016-01-26 11:37:17.0
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada signs autographs during the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 23, 2016.

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.


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