South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada out of final two Tests against Australia


The 22-year-old took 10 or more wickets in a Test for the fourth time in the process. Rabada has four in just his 28th Test.

Rabada was found guilty of breaching Level 2 ICC Code of Conduct offence of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player". Kagiso Rabada (902 points) * 2.

The ICC announced on Monday morning that Rabada, who rattled through the Australian batting line-up and now has six wickets in their second innings, will have to answer a Level 1 offence for his send-off of controversial opener David Warner on Sunday.

Philander, meanwhile, has been his accurate, frugal self, but has badly lacked penetration, taking just five wickets at a lofty strike rate of 92, which compares unfavourably to those of Rabada (32), Mitchell Starc (39), Josh Hazlewood (55) and Pat Cummins (55). Hashim Amla and de Villiers managed the task with their 49-run stand to see South Africa home. Dean Elgar was caught and bowled by Lyon off a leading edge for 5, in a near carbon-copy of his dismissal in the first innings in Durban, and Markram was caught at second slip by Smith off Hazlewood for 21, but all that did was bring de Villiers to the crease.

KAGISO Rabada tore through Australia on day four with a stunning match-winning performance in Port Elizabeth, but the irony is the fast bowler has left South Africa's hopes of going on to win the series in serious jeopardy.

He was fined 50 per cent of his match fee and issued three demerit points after a disciplinary hearing following his denial of the charge.

It meant the pacer had accumulated nine demerit points within a two-year period, which automatically triggers a two-match ban.

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After almost two full Test matches Australia's bowlers finally found a way to get out AB de Villiers, but from the moment Mitchell Marsh dropped a sitter from Aiden Markram off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood, it was clear the visitors were never a hope of defending the slender target they had set South Africa to win.

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

Cricket South Africa and Rabada have 48 hours to appeal Crowe's decision‚ and team management said soon after the verdict was handed down on Monday afternoon that they were‚ "seeking legal counsel on what decision to make".

So Australia wait with bated breath to see if their campaign against Rabada is successful, knowing full well that there is a strong possibility that if he sits out the Newlands Test, a relative unknown by the name of Dale Steyn might be standing by to replace him. CSA said Rabada would remain suspended unless a judicial commissioner was appointed early and allowed him to play pending a final decision.

Rabada, who claimed a 10-wicket match haul for the fourth time in his career, soared past James Anderson to the top position and is now 15 points ahead of the English swing bowler at 902 points.

Rabada said he would need to avoid getting into close proximity with opponents. "I'll just get far away from the batter".