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Sun Sep 25 21:05:00 CAT 2016

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

REUTERS | 26 January, 2016 11:37
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada signs autographs during the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 23, 2016.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS

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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