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CENTURION---Fast bowler Kagiso
Rabada s career-best 7-112 set
South Africa up for a big lead over
England in the fourth test yester-
Rabada rattled through England s
top and middle order as the tourists
were bowled out for 342 after South
Africa s 475.
South Africa stretched its lead to
175 when bad light stopped play on
the third day at SuperSport Park,
reaching 42-1 in its second innings.
Rabada s rich return, which
included a burst of three wickets in
two overs just before lunch, put
South Africa in position for a des-
perately needed win to regain some
England has already clinched the
four-match series with a 2-0 lead
ahead of this last test. South Africa
hasn t won in its previous nine tests,
leaving newcomer Rabada without
a victory in his young career.
"I don t think I ve arrived yet,"
he said. "There s still lots of work
to be done. (But) It felt good to take
those seven wickets."
Rabada s pace and movement
troubled England all through an
overcast day in Centurion, where
the sun didn t appear and the flood-
lights were needed from early in the
Alastair Cook and Joe Root each
made 76 in England s first innings,
and Moeen Ali gave the tourists
some fight with 61 from No. 8. But
England faces a big challenge on a
cracked and wearing pitch, where
batting last promises to be difficult.
"We re going to still have to be
positive to try and get something
out of this game," Ali said. "But
obviously it s going to be tough."
After taking England s first two
wickets on the second day, Rabada
added five more on Sunday. Fol-
lowing a brief rain delay, he got the
dangerous Ben Stokes for 33 in the
afternoon to a flying edge to first
slip with the new ball. Having
removed six of England s top seven,
he finished with the wicket of Stuart
Broad, who was caught on the
England started the day 138-2
with Cook and Root well set.
Cook, who needed an innings of
117 to become the first Englishman
to score 10,000 test runs, never got
going though. He added just nine
runs to his overnight total before
prodding at a Morne Morkel delivery
and edging to wicketkeeper Quinton
de Kock. Cook is now 41 runs short
of 10,000, with a chance to reach
the landmark in his second innings.
The captain s exit broke a 99-run
partnership with Root.
Root showed more enterprise,
hitting three fours in an over early
on when he was also missed at gully.
Root registered his third half-century
of the series, to go with his hundred
He had also survived, via an
umpire decision review, after being
given out to a catch behind off spin-
ner Dane Piedt.
Rabada then took over.
He removed Root, and James Tay-
lor and Jonny Bairstow---all in the
15 minutes before lunch. Rabada
raced to his five-wicket haul, getting
Root out to a thin edge behind. He
steamed in next over and dismissed
Taylor---caught behind trying to
hook---and Bairstow for a duck,
caught behind off the glove.
It gave the 20-year-old quick five-
wicket hauls in back-to-back tests
following his 5-78 in England s win
in the third test.
Stokes was winding up in typical
fashion, and had battered a six into
the sightscreen over long-off to go
with his five fours. He was angry
with himself when he went after a
Rabada delivery that nipped away
from him, and Hashim Amla held
the catch at slip.
Part-time spinner JP Duminy
broke a 43-run stand between Ali
WELLINGTON---Pakistan s one-day
cricket captain Azhar Ali says he has
resolved his issues with convicted spot
fixer Mohammad Amir which caused him
to threaten to resign if Amir was named
in the Pakistan team.
Ali refused to train with Amir and ten-
dered his resignation when the 23-year-
old was hastily recalled to the Pakistan
squad when his five-year ban from inter-
national cricket elapsed late last year.
He will now lead a Pakistan squad
including Amir into a three-match one-
day series against New Zealand starting
today and refused to say why his position
Ali said "this is a cricket board domain,
not my domain. We have moved on, we
are united. Whatever my stance was, my
job is to lead and keep harmony in the
Maxwell to miss
first T20 vs India
ADELAIDE---Australia allrounder Glenn
Maxwell has been ruled out of tomor-
row s first Twenty20 cricket international
against India with a hamstring injury.
Maxwell has returned to his home in
Melbourne to recover from the injury while
the remainder of the Australia squad
assembles in Adelaide for the first match
of the three match series.
Acting coach Michael Di Venuto, who
has taken over from Darren Lehmann who
is in hospital receiving treatment for deep
vein thrombosis, said Maxwell "has still
got a little slight hamstring niggle so he
will spend a few days in Melbourne at
home and join the squad when we get
there in a couple of days."
Di Venuto said Lehmann is "on the road
to recovery" after being taken to hospital
during the fifth one-day international
between Australia and India on Saturday.
SYDNEY---Australia cricket coach Dar-
ren Lehmann has been hospitalized with
deep vein thrombosis after falling ill dur-
ing his team s one-day international
against India on Saturday.
Lehmann, who battled the illness as a
player in 2008, complained of swelling in
his calves prior to the match and was taken
to a radiology clinic during the second
innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Cricket Australia chief medical officer
John Orchard said Lehmann would miss
the upcoming Twenty20 series against
India while receiving treatment but was
not seriously ill.
Orchard said "it s a condition that s got
a very good outcome if you get it early,
which we have. One of the factors asso-
ciated with it is that it s unwise to fly until
you ve stabilised the condition so he will
be absent from the Australian team camp
for a short period."
Rabada sets up big lead for Proteas
and Chris Woakes when Woakes
edged and it rebounded off wick-
etkeeper De Kock and was held by
Dean Elgar at slip. Rabada s seventh
Ali hit 11 fours in a useful coun-
terattack, avoiding a much worse
fate for England after it was 211-6
when he arrived. He was caught in
the deep seeking late runs.
As the gloom settled in, Stephen
Cook was 23 not out and Amla
unbeaten on 16 to take South Africa
to stumps in its second innings.
Elgar was the one man out, to
James Anderson when a ball angled
in toward him jagged away sharply
to take the edge. That reinforced
the belief that the pitch was starting
to misbehave. It was Anderson s
431st test wicket, putting him level
with New Zealand s Richard Hadlee
in seventh all-time.
Nearing a 200-run lead already,
South Africa s biggest problem may
turn out to be a hamstring injury
to seam bowler Kyle Abbott, pos-
sibly ruling him out of bowling for
the rest of the game and reducing
South Africa to a two-man seam
South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada, centre, celebrates with teammates after dismissing England's
batsman Jonathan Bairstow for a duck on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between South
Africa and England, at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. AP PHOTO
South Africa vs England
South Africa 1st Inns 475
England 1st Inns (o/n: 138-2)
AlastairCookcDeKockbMorkel . . . . . .76
AlexHalescPiedtbRabada. . . . . . . . . . . .15
NickComptonlbwbRabada . . . . . . . . . . .19
JoeRootcDeKockbRabada . . . . . . . . . .76
JamesTaylorcDeKockbRabada . . . . . .14
BenStokescAmlabRabada . . . . . . . . . .33
Jonny Bairstow c De Kock b Rabada . . . .0
ChrisWoakescElgarbDuminy . . . . . . . .26
StuartBroadcCookbRabada . . . . . . . . . .5
TOTAL:(allout104.2Ovs). . . . . . . . . . .342
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-78, 3-177, 4-208, 5-
211, 6-211, 7-252, 8-295, 9-320, 10-342.
Bowling: Kyle Abbott 19-9-36-0, Kagiso
Rabada 29-6-112-7 (1w), Dane Piedt 24-4-
78-0 (1w), Morne Morkel 23.2-4-73-2
(1w), Dean Elgar 4-0-13-0, JP Duminy 5-0-
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