Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Cricket South Africa officials caught posing with fans in Sonny Bill masks

Cricket South Africa officials caught posing with fans in Sonny Bill masks

Rabada's participation in the remainder of the series is in doubt, though, after he was charged by match officials for misconduct after bumping into Australia captain Steve Smith with his shoulder when he dismissed Smith on the first day.

This year, Rabada added a fifth point to his name when he gave Shikhar Dhawan a send-off during an ODI at St George's Park last month.

Rabada went on to take a further four wickets after seeing off Smith, ending the innings with figures of 5-96.

The hearing will be heard by match referee Jeff Crowe on Saturday evening, with Rabada set to contest the charge. Although Rabada insists him and Stokes are "cool" off the field, they are hot on it. Rabada earned a one-Test ban after that because he already had three demerit points from a shoulder barge on Niroshan Dickwella from earlier in the year.

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Conceding 75 runs at a run a ball in the last hour of the first session, the signs were looking ominous for South Africa. Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was responsible for that big comeback, taking three wickets in the space of two overs just before tea.

Rabada's incident is the latest in what is turning out to be an ill-tempered series.

"We are probably allowed to celebrate", Philander said.

"A tough day for Australia ... but that's the positive side of it and we've still got the best bowling attack in the world ... and we're feeling confident". In the incident, a clearly angry Warner had to be restrained by team-mates as he argued with de Kock.

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Tea was taken after Mitchell Marsh was out. Four days on, the fallout continued, with Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland releasing a statement before play started in Port Elizabeth reminding the Australian players they needed to behave.

"He would leave a massive hole".

The animosity between the teams then spilled over in Durban when Australia's David Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock were involved in a confrontation on a staircase near the dressing rooms during a break in play. He didn't manage that but 11 balls later he bowled Mitchell Starc.

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