Travis Carlyle
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10 Jul 2015
4:48 pm

Rabada gets 6 on debut – Bangladesh out for 160

Travis Carlyle

Proteas debutante Kagiso Rabada has ended his first ever innings in the green-and-gold with unmatched figures of 6-16.

South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada (2L) celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Litton Das (3L) during the first One-Day International match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

The youngster earlier set the pitch alight with a hat-trick in his second over (only the second ever debutante to achieve such a feat), dismantling the Bangladeshi top order with a fiery opening spell.

Rabada’s end figures  of 6-16 eclipse Fidel Edwards’ debut haul of 6-22 for the West Indies in 2002, while also beating pace-legend Allan Donald’s Protea debut blitz of 5-29 against India in 1991.

As the first half of the opening ODI between the Proteas and Bangladesh has drawn to a close, Rabada’s haul has restricted the hosts to 160 all out, a target SA’s batsmen will hope to soon make short work of.

The match continues.