Rabada reaches milestone in Cape Town

2017-01-03 15:52
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Cape Town - Kagiso Rabada reached a significant milestone when he dismissed Dimuth Karunaratni in the first over after tea at Newlands on Tuesday. 


When the Sri Lankan opener was snapped up by a diving Temba Bavuma on day two of the second Test, he became Rabada's 50th victim in Test cricket in his 13th Test match.

Still just 21-years-old, Rabada is being tipped by many to become South Africa's leading wicket-taker of all time. 

But he was by no means the quickest to 50 wickets, despite his return still being extremely impressive. 

The fastest South African to 50 wickets remains Vernon Philander, who reached the milestone in just 7 Tests. 

Peter Pollock took 9 Tests while Hugh Tayfield and Allan Donald took 11 Tests each. 

The fastest South African to 100 Test wickets is also Philander, who achieved that milestone in 19 Test matches. 

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