Smith falls cheaply as Australia lose three wickets

Aus vs SA 2nd Test: AB de Villiers stellar knock puts Proteas in command

Aus vs SA 2nd Test: AB de Villiers stellar knock puts Proteas in command

For the second time in four days, South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada found himself in a soup on disciplinary grounds with the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirming on Monday that the pacer has been reported for a new level one offence.

Kagiso Rabada will miss the remainder of South Africa's four-match Test series against Australia after being found guilty of a Level 2 code of conduct breach.

Rabada, 22, already had five demerit points on his disciplinary record and earned three more for "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player" following his clash with Smith.

An accumulation of eight points triggers a two-match ban. "I can't keep doing this because I am letting the team down and I am letting myself down", he was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

The hearing was held after play on day three, and match referee Jeff Crowe handed down his verdict on Monday evening (AEDT). "A lot has been said about how awesome KG's rise is, best strike-rate in world cricket at the moment or ever, so I don't think you have to say too much more".

"I don't know what I am thinking actually".

Cricket South Africa and Rabada have 48 hours to appeal the ICC's decision over his incident with Smith if they choose to do so.

The ruling therefore activates a two-Test ban, meaning Rabada will play no part in the forthcoming Newlands and Wanderers showdowns. It was a near-replica of Elgar's dismissal to the off-spinner in the first innings of the first Test in Durban. "I was just so pumped up".

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. "I am really looking forward to see what he is going to do for the rest of the series". South Africa, extraordinarily, haven't yet won a home Test series against Australia since readmission, and 2/1 says that they aren't about to do so this time around. If I played now I'd probably only play two games a year.

"I don't know what's going to happen to him after this Test, but if he's around for the next Test match he'll have learned from his mistakes, de Villiers added". South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates as Australia's Steve Smith is dismissed.

"For me, if you look at both those is brushing a shirt, the other one is a lot more aggressive", du Plessis said".

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? "To be honest, I just let it out", he said.

Steyn's recent injury woe has means he has played one test in nearly 18 months and he did not get through that one.

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