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Rabada becomes third fastest South African to 200 Test wickets





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South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took his 200th Test wicket against Pakistan in Karachi on Thursday.

The 25-year-old dismissed Hasan Ali for 21 on the third morning of the first Test to reach the milestone in his 44th match. Pakistan were 323 for nine leading South African first innings total by 103.

Dale Steyn is the only player from South Africa to reach the milestone faster than Rabada. Steyn reached this feat in 39 Tests. Only six pace bowlers have done it in quicker time. Yasir Shah is the fastest to 200 Test wickets, reaching this feat in just 33 Tests.

Rabada made his Test debut against India at Mohali in 2015 and becomes the eighth South African to take 200 or more wickets in Tests.

Dale Steyn (439) leads the list followed by Shaun Pollock (421), Makhaya Ntini (390), Alan Donald (330), Morne Morkel (309), Jacques Kallis (291) and Vernon Philander (224).