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Sport Banned Rabada returns to top of ICC rankings

03:32  14 march  2018
03:32  14 march  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Rabada rips through Australian batting

  Rabada rips through Australian batting South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped the heart out of Australia's batting when he took four wickets in seven balls on the first day of the second Test on Friday.South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped the heart out of Australia's batting when he took four wickets in seven balls on the first day of the second Test on Friday.

A dramatic few days for Kagiso Rabada has culminated in the South Africa seamer returning to the top of the bowling ICC Test Player Rankings . However, it was a tumultuous second Test for Man of the Match Rabada , who was banned for the rest of the series and fined 50 per cent of his match fee

Banned on Monday, top of the ICC bowling rankings on Tuesday. A dramatic few days for Kagiso Rabada has culminated in the South Africa seamer returning to the top of the bowling ICC Test Player Rankings .

kagisorabada - Cropped: Kagiso Rabada receives the Man of the Match award © Provided by Omnisport Kagiso Rabada receives the Man of the Match award

A dramatic few days for Kagiso Rabada has culminated in the South Africa seamer returning to the top of the bowling ICC Test Player Rankings.

The Proteas paceman was in sensational form with the ball as his match figures of 11-150 helped South Africa level their four-match series against Australia.

However, it was a tumultuous second Test for Man of the Match Rabada, who was banned for the rest of the series and fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of making deliberate contact with Steve Smith on the opening day.

Marsh gives Rabada a spray after wicket

  Marsh gives Rabada a spray after wicket Australia allrounder Mitch Marsh appeared to swear at South Africa spearhead Kagiso Rabada during yet another heated moment in the spiteful Test series.Marsh appeared to swear at Rabada after he played on to the express paceman, who has rocked the tourists in both of their innings during the second Test.

With this, Rabada (902 points) becomes only the 23rd bowler to cross the 900 mark and only the fourth South African player to do so after Vernon Philander (highest of 912 points Abrams, who is returning to helm Episode IX after directing The Force Awakens . "If it werent for the public, Id be nowhere".

Kagiso Rabada has become the fourth South Africa bowler to go beyong 900 rating points and is now once again the top - ranked player. He overhauls James Anderson with 11 wickets in second Test against Australia.

Rabada then accepted a second charge relating to a send-off he gave David Warner on day three, which resulted in a further 15 per cent fine from his match fee and an additional demerit point.

His bowling performance sees him leapfrog England's James Anderson in the rankings, though, and Rabada crosses the 900-point mark in ratings, becoming the 23rd player to have achieved the feet.

Anderson has the chance to reclaim top spot, with England taking on New Zealand in a two-Test series that starts a week on Thursday.

South Africa's Rabada wins duel with Warner .
Kagiso Rabada was hit for five boundaries in a row by David Warner but won a duel with the Australian opening batsman when he sent Warner's off stump cartwheeling on the second day of the third Test on Friday. Warner was bowled for 30 and Australia were 67 for two at lunch in reply to South Africa's 311 all out.Warner hit three fours off the last three balls of Rabada’s second over, then hooked the first ball of Rabada's next over for six.He sliced a no-ball for four, then was bowled by a ball which went between bat and pad with Warner stuck on his crease.

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