Africa 26.7.2017 09:30 am

South Africa’s Rabada returns for third England Test

The return of Kagiso Rabada means England’s faltering batsmen head into Thursday’s third Test against South Africa at The Oval knowing they will face an even stronger attack than the one that ran through them at Trent Bridge.

Despite the absence of fast bowler Rabada, banned as a result of swearing at England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the series opener at Lord's, South Africa's attack bowled them out for just 133 in their second innings.

South Africa’s Rabada returns for third England Test
South Africa’s Rabada returns for third England Test

South Africa’s Rabada returns for third England Test

The return of Kagiso Rabada means England’s faltering batsmen head into Thursday’s third Test against South Africa at The Oval knowing they will face an even stronger attack than the one that ran through them at Trent Bridge.

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