South Africa vs Australia: International cricket second Test

Laverne Higgins
March 13, 2018

In a hotly contested series he was charged over incidents with Steve Smith on day one and David Warner on day three, following controversy between Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock in the first Test.

"He has received a fine of 50% of his match fee and three demerit points after a disciplinary hearing following his denial of the charge", said the ICC in a statement. If found guilty Rabada will face a two-Test ban because of previous offences on his record.

It's early days yet in Rabada's career but in all the 2 298 tests played‚ only Sydney Barnes‚ Clarrie Grimmett and Muttiah Muralitharan have taken a higher percentage of 10-fers measured against matches played.

South Africa are now sweating on the return from a heel injury of Dale Steyn but he is yet to play a warm-up game and is a more realistic chance of featuring in the fourth Test in Johannesburg rather than next week in Cape Town. "I was just exhausted of playing". "I won't change the way I express myself but I just will get far away from the batter", he said.

In February past year, Rabada was charged for inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella while in July 2017, the pacer was caught using inappropriate language after dismissing England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

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On Monday‚ two-and-a-half hours after his teammates stood back and applauded him off the field for his feat‚ Rabada became the first player to be banned for two matches since the system came into operation in September 2016.

"I was very motivated to prove that I can still play this game", said De Villiers, whose performance was described by his former captain Graeme Smith as "one of the great Test innings". The 22-year-old took 10 or more wickets in a Test for the fourth time in the process.

According to the Independent, the 22-year-old earned two conduct breaches for his antics throughout the Test and as a effect, he is now set to be banned for two matches. Australia had a small opportunity to put pressure on Faf du Plessis and de Bruyn with 20 runs still needed, but de Bruyn held his nerve to knock off most the remaining runs.

The visitors lost Mitchell Marsh (45) in the first over as Rabada uprooted his middle stump, before Pat Cummins (five) was well caught in the gully by De Bruyn.

Lungi Ngidi had Nathan Lyon caught behind and Keshav Maharaj had Josh Hazlewood caught at deep midwicket to leave Tim Paine unbeaten on 28 as Australia were dismissed for 239, having added only 59 to their overnight total for the loss of their last five wickets.

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