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K. Rabada


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Kagiso Rabada became the first South African bowler since 2012 to write his name into Lord’s history following his five-wicket haul at an overcast Lord’s.

Vernon Philander was the last Protea to do so, and Rabada made sure he joined his countryman with a sensational display of fast bowling which saw him claim two wickets on a rain delayed first day and three when play resumed on the second day.

Early cloud on Day One made it perfect bowling conditions, but it still required the skills to make the most of a toss won by the visitors.

Rabada certainly obliged, claiming the wickets of both England openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley for five and nine respectively.

Heavy rainfall stopped play shortly after lunch, but Rabada picked up where he left off the next day. The crucial wicket of Ollie Pope was first to fall for 73 while Stuart Broad swiftly followed for a quick-fire 15.

With one wicket needed to wrap up England’s first innings, Rabada was called back into the attack and duly obliged as he trapped James Anderson LBW for a duck.