Kagiso Rabada played his first game of the ongoing SA20 2023 for MI Cape Town. In the team’s first two games, the South Africa pacer didn’t play. In the game against Joburg Super Giants, he got to play in place of Jofra Archer, who was rested for the game. Meanwhile, Rabada returned with a rip-snorter against his South Africa teammate, Reeza Hendricks.
In the game, the home team, MI won the toss and elected to field first. JSK openers, Janneman Malan and Reeza Hendricks were struggling at the crease as they could only score 25 runs in 3.3 overs. In the fourth ball of the fourth over, Rabada cleaned up Hendricks with sheer pace. The ball came back into the right-hander, Malan and the stumps went for a cartwheel.
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Talking about the game, the Rashid Khan-led Cape Town kept dominating the proceedings with the ball. They restricted the Super Kings to 104/9 at the end of the innings. For the Blue Brigade, Kagiso Rabada, George Linde, Rashid Khan, and Odean Smith took two wickets each. Waqar Salamkheli took one wicket. For the Yellow Brigade, seven batters failed to cross the double-digit mark.
In reply, the MICT chased down the target with ease as they reached the target in just 16.2 overs with seven wickets in hand. Rabada was adjudged Player of the Match.
I wish I could make bowling as easy as Jofra Archer: Kagiso Rabada
After the game, the 2014 U19 World Cup winner said that it was a great start for him in the tournament. He added that he wishes to make bowling look as easy as Jofra Archer.
Good way to start, got early wickets, kept it as simple as possible and put them under pressure. The spinners kept getting wickets and made things easy for us. Lovely to play at Newlands, the crowd has been fantastic, and almost every game has been a sell-out. I wish I could make bowling look as easy as Joff (Archer), Olly Stone was slightly unlucky to have missed out today.