Snapshot for day 4 of the second Test

Snapshot for day 4 of the second Test

They may have won the second Test against Australia - but South Africa have been dealt a massive blow with star quick Kagiso Rabada suspended for the final two matches of the series.

Rabada contested the charge, but was found guilty, and slapped with a 50 percent match fee fine along with three demerit points.

It meant the pacer had accumulated nine demerit points within a two-year period, which automatically triggers a two-match ban. "I'm letting the team down and letting myself down".

But SA are considering making a last-gasp legal attempt to try to keep the fast bowler in their XI for the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town, starting on March 22. "To be honest‚ I just let it out".

"I was very motivated to prove to everyone that I can still play the game, even though I have been away for a while", he said.

In February previous year, Rabada was charged for inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella while in July 2017, the pacer was caught using inappropriate language after dismissing England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Rabada hit the 151kmh mark, produced unplayable reverse-swing, claimed key scalps at clutch moments, and consistently challenged the batsmen to achieve the fourth 10-wicket haul of his 28-test career.

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Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, was also fined 20 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point for a Level 1 offence under 2.1.4 of ICC's Code of Conduct, which implies 'using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive, or insulting during an International Match'. "I'm certainly looking forward to him playing a huge part in the upcoming games", Du Plessis said after things up inside four days.

Much of that may be put down to the absence of Kagiso Rabada - South Africa's 11-wicket spearhead in the second Test has been banned for the remainder of the tour after racking up the demerit points in his altercation with Steve Smith.

"If we're getting batters scoring big hundreds then it certainly helps a helluva lot and unfortunately we haven't been able to do that so far in this series but it is also a good opportunity to turn it around in the next two Test matches".

Trailing by 139 runs, Australia started their second innings cautiously scoring eight runs off the first five overs.

South Africa lost wickets regularly with opener Dean Elgar (5) going cheaply to be followed after lunch by Aiden Markram (21), Hashim Amla (27) and AB de Villiers for 28.

Australia won the first test in Durban by 118 runs.

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