Proteas

Rabada strikes first for SA

2016-01-23 15:15
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - England were 29/1 at tea on Day 2 of the fourth Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday.

Alex Hales was the batsman out, caught at point by Dane Piedt off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada for 15.

Alastair Cook (14*) and Nick Compton (0*) were the two batsmen occupying the crease, with the visitors trailing by 446 runs.

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Earlier, Quinton de Kock showed just why he is rated so highly when he carded his maiden Test century.

He became the third centurion in the South African first innings after Stephen Cook (115) and Hashim Amla (109) had set South Africa up for a big total on Friday.

The Proteas were eventually bowled out for 475 in their first innings, with De Kock left stranded on a career-best 129 not out.

De Kock had started Saturday's second day on 25 with Temba Bavuma on 32.

But when Bavuma was dismissed for 35 and then Rabada for a first ball duck, it appeared that England were finding a way back into the game.

De Kock and Kyle Abbott then put on a 50-run eighth wicket partnership before Abbott was out lbw for 16.

Dane Piedt then joined De Kock, and provided stable support while the Proteas wicketkeeper went after the English bowling from the other end.

De Kock got to his century off just 104 balls as the Proteas looked to get as many as they could. 

Piedt was out for a patient 19 off 104 balls when he edged a Ben Stokes delivery to Jonny Bairstow, and when Morne Morkel was out lbw to Stokes for 0 De Kock had run out of partners.

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