Pak vs SA: Kagiso Rabada becomes 3rd fastest bowler to get 200 test wickets

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

28th Jan, 2021. 06:28 pm

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada becomes the third fastest bowler to take 200 test wickets for his country He also became the 8th Proteas bowler to the mark as well, on Thursday.

The right-handed pace bowler attained the achievement on day three of the ongoing first Test against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi. Dale Steyn is the fastest African bowler to reach the milestone, though pacer Allan Donald is the second-quickest Proteas cricketer to take 200 Test wickets.

Rabada takes the 200th test wicket of Hassan Ali to achieve this milestone and also becomes the third-fastest player in test history to achieve this target in terms of balls bowled. Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis (7,730) and compatriot Dale Steyn (7,848) are the two fastest bowlers to the mark, while Rabada took 8154 balls to 200 Test wickets.

The second Test Match will be played in Rawalpindi from 4th February. Whereas, three-match T20I series will be held in Lahore from 11th to 14th February.

Playing XIs

Pakistan XI 1. Abid Ali 2. Imran Butt (debut) 3. Azhar Ali 4. Babar Azam (capt) 5. Fawad Alam 6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 7. Faheem Ashraf 8. Hassan Ali 9. Nouman Ali (debut) 10. Yasir Shah 11. Shaheen Afridi

South Africa XI 1. Aiden Markram 2. Dean Elgar 3. Faf du Plessis 4. Rassie van der Dussen 5. Temba Bavuma 6. Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), 7. George Linde 8. Keshav Maharaj 9. Kagiso Rabada 10. Anrich Nortje 11. Lungi Ngidi

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