28 Year Old Kagiso Rabada is Doing Wonders

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Kagiso Rabada's 5/44 helped South Africa gain an advantage at Centurion Park when the other pacers struggled during the first Test against India.

Vishal Singh Dec. 27, 2023

In 61 Tests for South Africa, Rabada has achieved 285 wickets at an average of 22.10, with his best figures being 7/112. He ranks seventh in the list of highest wicket-takers for South Africa in Tests. In 101 ODIs, Rabada has taken 157 wickets at an average of 27.77, with his best figures being 6/16. He ranks ninth in the list of highest wicket-takers for South Africa in ODIs. In 56 T20Is, Rabada has taken 58 wickets at an average of 29.87, with his best figures being 3/20. He ranks sixth in the list of highest wicket-takers for South Africa in T20Is.

India's batting lineup struggled early in the match, reduced to 24/3 due to the pace of the South African pacers. A partnership between Virat Kohli (38 in 64 balls, with five fours) and Shreyas Iyer (31 in 50 balls, with three fours and a six) helped India recover and add 68 runs. Later, a brief counterattack by Shardul Thakur (24 in 33 balls, with three balls) and KL Rahul's resilient 70* in 105 balls, with 10 fours and two sixes, helped India reach 208/8 at the end of the first day. Nandre Burger (2/50) and Marco Jansen (1/52) were also among the wickets for South Africa.