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Rabada grabs four as SA fight back against England

29 May 2017 - 19:14 By Telford Vice
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) appeals for a LBW call on New Zealand's Henry Nicholls (R) during the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on March 16, 2017.
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) appeals for a LBW call on New Zealand's Henry Nicholls (R) during the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on March 16, 2017.
Image: Marty MELVILLE / AFP

Kagiso Rabada grabbed four wickets and Wayne Parnell and Keshav Maharaj shared the other six to spearhead South Africa’s fightback in their one-day series against England at Lord’s in London on Monday.

England won the first two matches to clinch the rubber‚ and it showed as they crashed to 20/6 after five overs.

That made them the fastest team to be six down in all the 3874 matches played in ODI history.

The home side recovered before being dismissed for 153 in 31.1 overs.

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South Africa earned the advantage with more disciplined bowling than in the first two games and a dramatically improved fielding performance.

They put down six catches in Southampton on Saturday‚ but their only blemish on Monday was the difficult chance Quinton de Kock spilled off Maharaj for Jake Ball’s wicket.

Jonny Bairstow and David Willey found a path through the debris of the first five overs of the innings with a partnership of 62 for the seventh wicket.

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Then Bairstow and Toby Roland-Jones added 52‚ a stand ended when Bairstow ventured down the pitch to Maharaj and was stumped for 51.

Rabada first struck with the fifth ball of the match‚ which Jason Roy edged to first slip.

Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid fell to consecutive deliveries by Rabada in the fifth over - both to catches by Faf du Plessis at second slip - but Bairstow survived the hat-trick ball.

Rabada took 4/39 with Parnell claiming 3/43 and Maharaj 3/25.

Imran Tahir was not considered for selection because of a tight hamstring.

Morne Morkel played his first match of the series‚ while Parnell and JP Duminy returned after missing the second game.

- TMG Digital/TMG Sport

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