Kagiso Rabada ended with figures of 5 for 34 in the second innings AFP/Getty Images
Kagiso Rabada ended with figures of 5 for 34 in the second innings AFP/Getty Images

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada believes that his team still can go all the way as they are chasing an uphill task to chase down the target of 305 runs. At the stumps, the hosts were struggling at 94/4 as they lost the wicket of nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj in the final ball of the day.

But Rabada firmly believes in his skipper as he is unbeaten on 52 at the stumps. Rabada picked 7 wickets in the match which included  4/42 which pushed India back as they were cruising at one moment with a 130-run lead.

Kagiso Rabada Believes That South Africa Can Still Win The Centurion Test 1
Kagiso Rabada (file photo)

Definitely. we have just got to show belief. Strategize overnight and see how to approach this. Every sportsman has got to believe,” said Rabada in a press conference.

“Dean is doing his best for his team, his country, and himself. He is leading from the front. He has done it countless times,” he added further.

However, Rabada doesn’t want to pay attention to the weather forecast of day-5 as there are some rain predictions in the afternoon.

Yeah, there have been chats on when it is going to rain or when it is not going to. It is a bit of an uncontrollable,” he said.

Rabada also praised the Indian pace bowling unit who is the talk of the town for their consistent performance in the last few years.

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Photo-Getty)
Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Photo-Getty)

“They got some quality bowlers. Shami and Bumrah are very experienced and Siraj has been bowling well in the recent past, they have a good attack, they got pace and they have got skills. They are showing why they are a good attack,” said Rabada.

Rabada is also impressed with the debutant Marco Jansen who picked 4 wickets in the second innings which included the big scalp of Virat Kohli.

“He is a phenomenal talent. He is an awkward customer to face. There is swing, bounce, and pace coming at you. In the second innings, he justified his selection. He seems like he wants to learn. He is a hard worker. He is really keen on doing well for his team and himself,” he said.

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