Kagiso Rabada created record on Sunday after picking up a wicket against Indian during the 2nd T20 game in Cuttack. Let us look at Kagiso Rabada creates record in this article.
Rabada dismissed the Indian opener Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over of the innings to complete his 50 wickets in the T20I format.
He achieved this milestone in his 42nd inning, and now has become only the third South African bowler to take 50 or more wickets in the shortest format of the game. Only Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi have picked more wickets than speedster Rabada in the T20Is for South Africa.
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is the highest wicket-taker in the T20 Internationals with 119 wickets from 96 matches.
In the ongoing series against team India reached this milestone. After starting the bowling proceedings for South Africa, Rabada removed Ruturaj Gaikwad for just 1 in the 5th ball of the first over. It was good length delivery outside off stump, which Gaikwad tried to drive over the covers but failed to do so and ended up slicing the ball behind square, where Keshav Maharaj did no mistake and grabbed a spectacular catch.
Talking about the series, South Africa defeated team India in 2 consecutive games. After winning the first match by 7 wickets in New Delhi on June 9. The visitors again beat the host nation by 4 wickets in the second T20 on Sunday.
While batting first Indian batters failed to score a good total and ended up the innings at just 148 runs in 20 overs. While Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, and Keshav Maharaj have all bagged wicket each for South Africa.
Chasing the 149-run target, the Proteas found it tough in the beginning when they lost their first 3 wickets early, but with help of Heinrich Kleesan’s 81 South Africa won the game to take a 2-0 lead in a 5-match T20 series.