Arab News – LONDON: South Africa won the Port Elizabeth Test but lost their pace spearhead.


  • Kagiso Rabada sent Australia tumbling to defeat with stunning match figures of 11 for 150, but then discovered that he would miss the next two Tests after one on-field transgression too many.
  • Rabada was the player his team could least afford to lose, and his impassioned defense, comparing the Rabada-Steve Smith shoulder-brushing incident with David Warner’s stairwell rage in Durban, struck a chord.
  • In the history of Test cricket, only George Lohmann, who played the last of his 18 Tests in 1896, has a better strike-rate than Rabada among those with more than 100 wickets.
    By his exceptional standards, Smith has had a quiet series, with just one half-century and 130 runs in two Tests.
  • Among the bowlers to have dismissed Smith more than once in Tests, are three lefties.

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