In the one-off T20I, which became a 10-over contest due to rain, South Africa defeated the hosts Australia by 21 runs.
Batting first, South Africa managed to put 108 for 6 on the scoreboard, thanks to some fireworks from skipper Faf du Plessis and opener Quinton de Kock. The chase for the Aussies was never easy, and it proved so as they could only muster 87 for 7 in their full quota of overs, despite the heroics of Glenn Maxwell.
During the Australian innings, a funny incident took place, which lightened the mood of both the camps during a crunch time. Maxwell was on the strike, and Kagiso Rabada was bowling, with Australia needing 41 of 10 balls.
Just then, as Rabada completed his run-up and was about to deliver, the ball slipped out of his hand and landed to the fielder at point. The umpire termed it as dead ball, but the batsman and fielders couldn’t stop laughing at Rabada, who himself had a smile on his face.
Here’s the video:
What on earth happened here, Kagiso Rabada? 😱😱😱
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) November 17, 2018