Aus vs SA 2nd Test: AB de Villiers stellar knock puts Proteas in command
15 March, 2018, 02:01
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been found guilty of bumping Australia's Steve Smith on day one in Port Elizabeth, and will miss the rest of the Test series.
However, South Africa's worries going into the next two Tests centre mostly around Rabada who has been suspended and ruled out of the remainder of the series for "inappropriate and deliberate contact" with Australia captain Steve Smith. On the other hand, New Zealand could overtake Australia to third position if they win their series and Australia go on to lose 3-1to South Africa.
Meanwhile, ICC banned Rabada for the two remaining Tests.
He was fined 50 percent of his match fee and given three demerit points, which took him past the tally of eight that triggers an automatic suspension. Cricket South Africa (CSA) immediately announced it was seeking legal opinion. Because for me they're not.
The thought has struck me with increasing conviction that the Aussie side presently touring our shores has a little sneakily gone out of its way, even if only with certain individuals most consciously involved, to goad known match-winning figure Rabada into stepping over the ICC-defined line of conduct.
The latter took a further 15% of his match fee and earned another demerit point.
Holding has called on umpires to start using the "red and yellow card" system introduced by the International Cricket Council late a year ago in a bid to clean up the game following a series in South Africa which has given the sport a black eye.
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"Australia were never going to give in easily so you had to go to the reserve tank and give of your best", Rabada said after being named man-of-the-match. Rabada entered this series with an ominous two-Test ban hanging over his head.
Rabada, claiming his fourth 10-wicket match haul, ended his 28th Test in dejection.
He added: "As I had said before this game, Rabada and (Mitchell) Starc would be the two bowlers to look out for and they would be the ones to get excessive reverse swing since they are exceptional bowlers". "I have to see it as a learning curve".
Sharing his view on the matter, Du Plessis was quoted by foxsports.com.au as saying: "For me, the way KG plays the game, he is a competitive fast bowler". "Honestly, I didn't feel contact in that moment".
Since February 2017, Rabada has fallen foul of the disciplinary system five times and been banned once before.
Rabada also accepted a second level one charge of "using language, actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal" in his send-off to David Warner after dismissing the Australian opener on Sunday.
There were no such problems for fifth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The Australian toughed it out in a first set tiebreaker before easing to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 victory.
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She was the target of vile abuse by South African cricket fans over the weekend, but Candice Warner is keeping her head up. Rabada denies the contact was intentional but faces being banned for the final two tests of the series if found guilty.
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