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South Africa v Australia: Kagiso Rabada banned for rest of series

14 March, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Joan Malone
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Rabada took 5/96 and 6/54 in South Africa's six-wicket win that levelled the four-match series at 1-1 with two to play.

Rabada took the first three wickets of the fourth day - and started by ripping out Mitchell Marsh's off stump in the first over - to improve his match-haul to 11 and hurry the Australians out for 239 and another batting failure in their second innings.

South Africa made heavy work of reaching their modest target before captain Faf du Plessis (2) and Theunis de Bruyn (11) guided them to 102 for four. But I have to move forward. I just need to just do more and more, striving for perfection.

Rabada's first offense, of intentionally bumping into Australia captain Steve Smith after dismissing him in the first innings, earned the young quick three demerit points and took him over a disciplinary threshold.

Meanwhile, Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point for a level 1 offence under 2.1.4 of the Code which pertains to "using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an worldwide match". They called me Braveheart, etc etc.

Rabada said it was different from the case against him when he gave Ben Stokes a sendoff in a Test at Lord's past year, which resulted in a single demerit point which added to a previous three points ruled him out of the next Test. After the match, there has been intense debate among current and former players on whether such punishments are stifling a format which is already struggling to get eyeballs. Four demerit points equals a one-Test or two ODIs/T20s, whichever comes first.

Rabada was found guilty of inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Smith on the first day.

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"You could say that the contact (between Rabada and Smith) was very, very minimal".

"Everyone just asks for consistency. but one match referee or one umpire interprets (something differently compared to another)".

Warner accepted a Level 2 offence and was fined 75% of his match fee by the ICC over the incident, but avoided a one-Test ban. "I have to see it as a learning curve".

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.

"I would like to open", he said in January but added: "It's a bit tough at the moment because there's two very good bowlers in those roles. It's the same as with Lord's - I didn't try and appeal [the charge] because I knew I did it".

There were hopes that he would make his long-awaited return during the third Test in Cape Town on March 22, but instead, he is set to represent the Titans in their final first-class match against the Knights on the same day.

"I'm pretty happy not to be playing Test cricket when you scream a couple times with passion, give a few sends off & then get banned!"

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