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Proteas paceman Rabada bowls magic over

AAP logoAAP 6/11/2016 By Justin Chadwick

South African cricket fans were feeling goosebumps watching Kagiso Rabada's dynamic bowling display but all Adam Voges felt was the chills.

Rabada proved why he's considered a star in the making with a brilliant second-innings spell in the first Test against Australia at the WACA Ground.

The young paceman grabbed three wickets on Sunday to leave the home side in all sorts at 4-169 at stumps chasing 539 for victory.

Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith and Voges all fell to the 21-year-old.

But it was his over that led to Voges' dismissal that fully showcased his raw talent.

Voges was all at sea during the onslaught, with Rabada getting the ball to swing both ways.

After a series of plays and misses, Australia's No.5 eventually edged him through to the wicketkeeper.

"It was an excellent over. It gave me goosebumps in the dugout," Proteas bowling coach Charl Langeveldt said.

"That's why we want Test cricket. That's why people like to come and watch that. Real cricket supporters would have loved that over.

"If a 21-year-old is bowling eight spells, bowling 145-plus - it's always exciting.

"He's a quick learner. He's very knowledgeable about the game."

With Dale Steyn nursing a broken shoulder and debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj struggling to make an impact in the second innings, South Africa will rely heavily on Rabada and Vernon Philander to bowl them to victory on Monday.

Rabada already has 34 wickets from nine Tests and he'll have the chance to add to that tally when Australia's middle and lower order attempt to save the first Test.

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