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Kagiso Rabada suspended for two Tests, to miss remainder of Australia series

Kagiso Rabada suspended for two Tests, to miss remainder of Australia series

Rabada took 11 for 141 in the match, the second-best figures by a South African against Australia and the best by a pace-bowler.

Rabada already had five demerit points on his record, and the three-point penalty for the offence means he incurs an automatic two-match ban. More importantly, he was handed three demerit points meaning he has accumulated eight demerit points within a 24-month period automatically leading to a two-match suspension.

"We're just going too (far) on the sensitive side with everything", he said.

"I've let myself and the team down".

A dramatic few days for Kagiso Rabada has culminated in the South Africa seamer returning to the top of the bowling ICC Test Player Rankings.

If an appeal is lodged‚ the team management said‚ Rabada "will still be suspended unless the judicial commissioner is appointed early and hears an argument to allow him to still compete whilst the hearing is being sorted out".

But he pleaded guilty to a second charge of provoking Australia batsman David Warner, when he screamed in Warner's face after dismissing him in the second innings.

Crowe said he in his judgement the contact with Smith had been inappropriate and deliberate.

Rabada said he would need to avoid getting into close proximity with opponents.

"There was just a lot that was going on in my life and I felt like I needed to breathe a little bit. I was just so pumped up".

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

"With the Stokes incident I didn't contest it because I knew I did it", he said.

Thing is‚ Rabada has played only 28 tests.

"KG was exceptional. He's an absolute champion of a bowler, I'm really proud of him", Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said.

"But I have to move forward and I have to see, if I do get banned, then I have to see it as a big learning curve and not repeat the same mistake, because I've "repeated" the same mistake in the eyes of the umpires". I became a dad at the same time, all of a sudden two boys are around and I've got a family.

AB de Villiers stroked an unbeaten 126 as South Africa took a 139-run first innings lead by reaching 382 all out in a busy morning session. No bowler has picked more ten-wicket hauls than Rabada's four before their 23rd birthday.

Tim Paine showed great composure with the willow but finished 28 not out, running out of partners while attempting to build a more imposing target.

In the SA innings‚ Dean Elgar fell before the lunch break caught and bowled by Nathan Lyon for five.

Warner committed a level-two offence in the first Test.

Chasing 101 for a win in the final innings, Mitchell dropped Aiden Markram (21) in the slips in the second over.


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