Port Elizabeth: South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was Monday banned for the two remaining Tests against Australia - and admitted that he would have to change how he celebrates wickets. Both players received fines and disciplinary sanctions from the International Cricket Council.
However‚ captain Faf du Plessis (2) and Theunis de Bruyn (15) were on hand to steer the ship home. "I just think that has changed so much over the past year or two that you're getting a lot more incidents happening than before". To have him in your side as a captain is a huge pleasure. Furthermore, he had special words of praise for Rabada, who got some serious reverse swing on the track.
Rabada's strike-rate now sits at 38.9 .
Smith's admission was a fair reflection of a clash the hosts dominated in Port Elizabeth, even if they lost four wickets en route to a victory target of 101 on Monday.
Aiden Markram had an escape in the second over of South Africa's chase. He described his emotions as "bittersweet" after one of his best Test matches.
"As I've said, we have no issues with the way the Australian team plays their brand of cricket".
Khawaja completed his half-century as Australia went past the deficit and soon claimed the lead. "As you saw in the first innings, it was important for us to absorb a little bit".
"It's going to have to stop".
South Africa's best batsman set up the winning position. Neither man thinks Test cricket is doing itself any favours. He returned to tests late past year. I have repeated the same mistake in the eyes of the umpires. I just let it out.
The four-Test series has been plagued by a series of ugly incidents, including two send-offs from Rabada at St George's Park.
The 22-year-old said he would learn from his suspension and look to rein in his aggressive on-field behavior in the future.
"Absolute champion of a bowler Kagiso Rabada, really proud of him". I was like "ya sure, I'll do it".
While the Test win came as a good news, there was a bad news that arrived for the Proteas camp soon after the game.
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"If I knew I had done it deliberately, then I would not have gone to contest. For me they are not".
The ruling therefore activates a two-Test ban, meaning Rabada will play no part in the forthcoming Newlands and Wanderers showdowns.
Khawaja led Australia's resistance and almost saw out the day, while Mitchell Marsh also fought bravely to make 39 not out while still recovering from a stomach bug he had on the first day of the game. "It is important that you switch off.", he said. "It's important to get bodies and minds ready".