South Africa vs England, second test: Kagiso Rabada ruins England's morning

CAPE TOWN: Kagiso Rabada He hit shortly before lunch to ruin what had been a solid morning for England on the first day of the second Test against South Africa in Newlands on Friday.



England had 67 for two at lunch after the captain Joe Root He won the raffle and decided to hit.

Rabada ended a 55-run second place partnership between Dom Sibley and Joe Denly when he had Sibley caught by 34 in the second part of his second spell.

Sibley and Denly (21 not out) hit solidly in an easy pitch after the early dismissal of Zak Crawley, who was caught behind Vernon Philander by four in the third during the game.

Crawley was playing instead of Rory Burns, who was ruled out of the rest of the four-game World Championship Championship series after damaging left ankle ligaments while playing soccer in a warm-up before Thursday's final net practice.

In a second hit for England, fast bowler Jofra Archer He didn't play due to a right elbow injury.

Crawley's wicket was a typical layoff from Philander, who announced that he will retire from international cricket at the end of the series.

He threw a survey line on or around the stump and found the edge of Crawley's bat with a ball that deviated slightly from the field.

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