Kagiso Rabada starts the celebrations after bowling David Warner by sending his off-stump cart-wheeling at Newlands on Friday. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

CAPE TOWN – After a gripping Friday of action at Newlands, Zaahier Adams reflects on the day’s play between the Proteas and Australia…

Welcome to the 300-club Morné!

Morné Morkel is fast approaching the sunset of his international career, but yesterday was a day to savour when he had Shaun Marsh caught behind.

It was the 300th wicket of the lanky fast bowler’s career, and he certainly enjoyed it judging by the big celebration.

Rabada lands the KO punch

David Warner started the Australian innings like he had a plane to catch with a blistering innings of 30 off just 14 balls, in which he struck the Kagiso Rabada for 4-4-4-6-4 in the five balls before his dismissal.

But after enduring the body blows, Rabada hit back with a ripper that uprooted Warner’s off-stump.

AB shows he is human too

Normally such a reliable fielder anywhere on the ground, De Villiers spilled a regulation catch at third slip when Nathan Lyon was eating into South Africa’s first-innings lead.

Belly-flop

Vernon Philander may be an excellent bowler, but he has never been the most nimble in the field, and the South African opening bowler was exposed in the afternoon session, only to fall awkwardly.

A Cricket South Africa media release was quoted as saying Philander suffered “whiplash” during the fall.

 

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