South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates a wicket with his teammates in the second Test at Port Elizabeth.
He has received a fine of 50 percent of his match fee and three demerit points after a disciplinary hearing following his denial of the charge.This means Rabada has accumulated eight demerit points within a 24-month period, automatically leading to a two-match suspension. "It's going to have to stop", he said. "I can't keep doing this because I am letting the team down and I am letting myself down", Rabada said.
He also accepted a second charge relating to a send-off he gave to David Warner, resulting in a further 15 per cent fine from his match fee and an additional demerit point. I have to see it as a big learning curve. "To be honest, I just let it out", he said.
Rabada hit Smith's shoulder as he celebrated dismissing the batsman in Australia's first innnings.
"I don't know what I'm thinking‚ actually‚" he said.
"I didn't even feel contact in that moment because I was so pumped up".
He was suspended on disciplinary grounds previous year, when he reached four demerit points during South Africa's tour of England.
Of course, Twitter knew exactly what was said.
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The mild-mannered South African, though, can do freakish things with the bat and when he is on, there is arguably no one better to watch. "It's bittersweet. I would have loved to be playing in the next game". It's good for the game of Test cricket. And not repeat the same mistake. "When he's in that sort of form, I'm very happy to have him in my side".
After taking a first-innings lead of 139, South Africa reduced Australia to 180 for five at the close, a slender lead of 41 with only five wickets remaining.
And Rabada completed his magic by having Mitchell Starc caught behind by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for only one.
The latter picked out Ngidi in the deep as he tried to launch spinner Keshav Maharaj (2-90) to the boundary and the innings ended on 239. Tim Paine was left unbeaten on 28.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was proud of his side. With his score on six he was dropped at first slip by Mitchell Marsh off Hazlewood.
De Villiers also passed 8,500 test runs during the innings, the fourth South African after Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla to do that.
Theunis de Bruyn brought up the winning runs when he stroked a full ball from Pat Cummins through the covers for four.
With Coutinho Cup-tied in the Champions League, Dembele could provide the flair Barcelona lost when Neymar departed, starting in Wednesday's last-16 second leg against Chelsea at the Nou Camp with the tie level at 1-1.
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