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Rabada six-wicket haul secures series victory for South Africa

Kagiso Rabada (right) was also named the man of the match
Kagiso Rabada (right) was also named the man of the match

South Africa 392 & 224-7 dec (Elgar 55) beat
Sri Lanka 110 & 224 (Rabada 6-55) by 282 runs
Second Test, Cape Town, day four

Kagiso Rabada picked a six-wicket haul as South Africa dismissed Sri Lanka for 224 in the final innings on day four to complete a 282-run victory in the second Test in Cape Town, thereby winning the series 2-0.

Sri Lanka started the day at 130 for four, chasing an improbable target of 504 runs. Angelo Mathews (49) looked good after starting the day with a couple of boundaries but Rabada (6-55) had Dinesh Chandimal (30) caught at the other end.

Upul Tharanga (12) started the innings with three boundaries in one-over and Mathews followed it with two more as Sri Lanka switched gears.

However, Rabada removed both the batsmen in the 48th over after they edged to the keeper and Sri Lanka were reeling at 166 for seven. The wicket of Mathews was also Rabada's fifth wicket.

The fast bowler looked in deadly form as he sent Suranga Lakmal (10) packing after he edged one to the keeper to register his sixth wicket in the innings and 10 in the game.

Even though Rangana Herath (35 not out) kept the fight going, Keshav Maharaj (1-64) and Vernon Philander (3-48) removed Lahiru Kumara (9) and Nuwan Pradeep (5) at the other end to wrap Sri Lanka for 224.

The 282-run win has given South Africa an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series with Rabada bagging the man of the match.

@Cricket World 2017