Rabada continued his good form with the ball for Kent and helped them defeat Sussex by 10 runs    Getty Images (File photo)
Rabada continued his good form with the ball for Kent and helped them defeat Sussex by 10 runs Getty Images (File photo)

South Africa’s youngster, Kagiso Rabada, had a good debut with the ball for his team, Kent, in the ongoing Natwest T20 Blast in England where his fiery spell helped his team get over the line against Sussex. Useful contributions from the top-order batsmen and a disciplined performance with the ball helped Kent defeat Sussex by 10 runs in their home game at the St. Lawrence Ground. Rabada, who just arrived to participate in the tournament, had a good outing with the ball also in the recently concluded Tri-Nation series in West Indies and was one of the positives for his side in their disappointing performance. ALSO READ: Kagiso Rabada breaks into Top 10 of ICC ODI bowling rankings; Australia retain No. 1 position in team rankings

According to cricbuzz.com, Sussex, who suffered their third loss, along with two no-results, are still placed fourth. The two points from the game helped Kent tie with Essex on points, but their lower net run-rate meant that they were still at the seventh position.

Opting to bat first, Kent were given a superb start by the openers Tom Latham and Joe Denly, who added 97 runs before the latter fell to Chris Nash in the 12th over. Sam Northeast and Latham followed in quick succession, before Sam Billings and Alex Blake came up with quick-fire knocks to help Kent post a competitive total of 166 for 6. ALSO READ: South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada signs for Kent

In reply, Sussex lost their openers early with Rabada bagging early wickets in a three-over first spell. Ross Taylor and Philip Salt added 60 runs for the third wicket, before Fabian Cowdrey sent them back in quick succession. Although Sussex did not lose a wicket after that, tight bowling by the hosts meant that Matt Machan and Craig Cachopa could not take the visitors over the line.