Kagiso Rabada had regained his rhythm in Lord’s and was perhaps ready to wreak havoc on England in the second Test at Trent Bridge before a harsh penalty from the International Cricket Council (ICC) dashed his hopes. The right-arm pacer received a one-game ban from the governing body of the game after a derogatory word from him, in the wake of the Ben Stokes’ dismissal in the first innings, was picked up by the stump microphone.
Consequently, Rabada had to see his team winning the second Test from the sidelines but the 22-year marked his return to the playing eleven in the best possible manner as he dismissed debutant Dawid Malan with a vicious toe-crushing yorker. South Africa were already in command of the proceedings on the opening day of the third Test at The Oval when Vernon Philander and Chris Morris reduced the hosts to 113 for 3 before Rabada strengthened their position by dismissing Malan for just 1.
Against a disciplined South African bowling, Malan had managed to survive for 16 deliveries but the Middlesex batsman was left clueless when Rabada produced a stunning in-swinging yorker that knocked him off his feet before shattering the middle stump.
Here is a clip of that vicious yorker:
WICKET Malan bowled by a vicious yorker from Rabada
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England, meanwhile, finished the day on 171 for 4 with former captain Alastair Cook holding firm from one end. The left-handed batsman was batting in 82 with Ben Stokes (21) giving him company from the other end.