Watch: Kagiso Rabada Breaks Shikhar Dhawan’s Bat With Vicious Yorker

Watch: Kagiso Rabada Breaks Shikhar Dhawan's Bat With Vicious Yorker
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All eyes were on Kagiso Rabada when South Africa came out to defend a modest total of 227 against India in the eighth match of the World Cup. Batting first, South Africa had managed just a modest total of 227 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs. Faf du Plessis’ decision to bat first turned out to be a bad one as Jasprit Bumrah wreaked havoc with the new ball.

The right-arm pacer looked sharp right from the start and did not take much time in putting India on top. He dismissed Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock cheaply to leave the Proteas reeling at 24 for 2 in the crucial clash. Du Plessis and van der Dussen then provided the innings with some much-needed solidity. The duo took the score past the 50-run mark, much to the relief of the South African dressing room. However, just when it looked like du Plessis and van der Dussen had their eyes set, Yuzvendra Chahal struck to remove both of them.

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The Proteas soon found themselves 5 down for just 89. At one stage it looked like South Africa would not even cross the 150-run mark before Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada added 66 runs for the eighth wicket to steer their team to a respectable total.

But with not much to defend, South Africa needed a solid start and Rabada did not disappoint. In his very first over, he nearly dismissed both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Fortunately for the Indian openers, their edges fell in no man’s land. Rabada, nonetheless, was breathing fire and it became evident on the final ball of his second over when he broke Dhawan’s bat.

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The right-arm pacer had bowled a vicious yorker that clocked 146kph. Dhawan tried to dig it out, the ball hit the bottom of the bat and sent a considerable amount of chunk flying out of the bat.

Here is a clip of that yorker from Kagiso Rabada:


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