Kagiso Rabada, the premier bowler for South Africa, accomplished a tremendous accomplishment when the Proteas defeated England by an innings and 14 runs in the first Test at Lord’s on Friday. Rabada accomplished a remarkable accomplishment by taking his 250th wicket in the game’s longest format during the second innings, surpassing legends Waqar Younis and fellow countryman Allan Donald.

Ben Stokes, the captain of England in Test matches, was dismissed by Rabada for 20 on Day 3 in the 37th over of England’s second innings when Keshav Maharaj caught the batsman at deep midwicket. Rababda achieved the milestone of 250 Test wickets with this, being the second-fastest bowler in the format’s history to do so. He finished only behind Proteas veteran Dale Steyn, who completed the task in an amazing 9,927 deliveries, with 10,065 balls.

Rabada is the sixth South African to attain that number. He trails people like Jacques Kallis (309), Allan Donald (330), Morne Morkel (309), Shaun Pollock (421), Makhaya Ntini (390), Dale Steyn (439), and Shaun Pollock (291). Waqar hit the milestone in 10,170 balls, while Allan Donald took his 250th wicket in Test cricket on 11,559 deliveries.

Coming to the match, world-class performances by the South African bowlers led by Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje coupled with a half-century from Sarel Erwee helped the Proteas down hosts England by an innings and 12 runs within just three days in the first Test of the three-match series at Lord’s on Friday.

South Africa now leads the series 1-0 after this win. Anrich Nortje (6/110 in the game) and Kagiso Rabada (7/79 in the game) made sure that England’s batting order could not play the much-hyped “Bazball” style of cricket.