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South Africa 475, England 211-6

The star of the morning has been Kagiso “KG” Rabada, who has managed to take a five of the six wickets to fall so far this innings. He was fielding on the boundary just near Joanne and me earlier, and I was surprised by how young he is. It’s easy to forget, when he’s steaming in at full pace and taking wickets for fun, that he’s only twenty years old. I met him in the airport at Durban when the team were flying to Cape Town. I was clutching a pen and a sheet with the South African squad photos on, including his, and he came up to me and asked if I wanted his autograph – which I was grateful for, since I wasn’t completely sure I recognised him! He asked if I liked cricket, and then said, “Me too, I love cricket.” It’s so nice to meet players who love their sport, and love what they do. On the field he’s clearly making an effort to appear cool and a little bit bored by all the kids crowding the boundary to get his autograph, but you can see that underneath he’s still thrilled by it all.

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