Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Rabada found guilty, suspended for two Tests

Rabada found guilty, suspended for two Tests

But the fired-up quick has been given four demerit points and fined 65 per cent of his match fee from the game at St George's Park. If found guilty Rabada will face a two-Test ban because of previous offences on his record.

The ruling therefore activates a two-Test ban, meaning Rabada will play no part in the forthcoming Newlands and Wanderers showdowns.

Earlier, Steyn made a Test return during a second match against India in Centurion after being ruled out for 14 months with a shoulder injury.

Siddle, who took 46 of his 211 Test wickets against South Africa, said every match he played against the Proteas took place in at atmosphere of high-tension and that he might have even gone "too far" with a send-off. "Australia are going to have times when they put you under pressure and we absorbed brilliantly with Dean and Hashim, making sure the bowlers stay out there and bowl third and fourth spells", du Plessis said.

'It is also disappointing that this has happened the day after the pre-match meeting I had with both teams, where the importance of respect for opponents was highlighted. "It's bittersweet. I would have loved to be playing in the next game". The reason why we went for a hearing [on the Smith charge] was because we believe that there's not a lot of consistency. "To be honest, I just let it out", he added. I felt I needed to breathe a bit. It's the same as at Lord's with the (Ben) Stokes incident.

Kagiso Rabada ran havoc yet again as Australia perished after a not so worthy lead of 100 on day 4 at Port Elizabeth. "I'm also letting myself down". It was a short flick of two players and you'd get one or two demerit points as a slap on the wrist because it wasn't full-body contact. While plenty of it has to do with his sensational display of fast bowling, most of it pertains to his disciplinary issues. He works bloody hard. "He was just very, very passionate when he got him out". For me, it's pure passion! In a period of about three years, he has shown that he could end up as a great. If you know KG's character, he is not a guy like that. "It gives me a chance to do other things, it gives me a chance to think about things more".

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"I think that's the biggest concern".

"Everyone just asks for consistency. but one match referee or one umpire interprets (something differently compared to another)". But there were no players who could make a stand with Villers in the match.

Perhaps his fiery side is key to his game, but he will be a huge miss for the final two Tests if he is suspended as expected.

"People talk about where Test cricket is going.'where is the future of Test cricket'?" For me, the small battles are important.

Rabada received a further 15 percent deduction of his match fee and an additional demerit point.

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