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Sport Rabada leads South Africa to series-levelling win but set for ban

20:00  12 march  2018
20:00  12 march  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

South Africa's Elgar, Amla grind out half-centuries

  South Africa's Elgar, Amla grind out half-centuries Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla ground out half-centuries as South Africa, under the cloud of disciplinary action, made slow progress on the second day of the second Test against Australia at St George’s Park on Saturday. Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada faces a hearing on Sunday that could result in a ban from the third Test against Australia.Rabada, who devastated the Australian batting order on the first day, has been charged following an incident with Australian captain Steve Smith on Friday.After winning a leg before decision against the Australian captain, Rabada shouted in celebration and approached Smith aggressively.

Port Elizabeth: Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for the rest of the series after being charged yet again but he has gone out with a bang, completing the fourth 10-wicket haul of his young career to lead South Africa to a six-wicket triumph over Australia. The Proteas drew level at

South Africa 's Kagiso Rabada is banned for the rest of the Test series against Australia after being found guilty of deliberately making contact with Steve Smith. Read more on South Africa v Australia: Hosts win second Test to level series .

Charged again: Kagiso Rabada.© AP Charged again: Kagiso Rabada. Port Elizabeth: Kagiso Rabada is almost certain to be suspended for the rest of the series after being charged yet again but he has gone out with a bang, completing the fourth 10-wicket haul of his young career to lead South Africa to a six-wicket triumph over Australia.

The Proteas drew level at 1-1 with Australia on Monday afternoon, successfully pursuing a victory target of 101 at St George's Park.

Rabada played a major role in the Proteas' victory here with match figures of 11-150 but his fiery side may end up costing them the series.

The 22-year-old had already been almost certainly headed for a two-match ban over contact he made with Steve Smith after dismissing the Australian captain earlier in the match. If there was any doubt about his enforced holiday, it appeared to be confirmed by the latest level-one charge for the Warner incident.

South Africa v Australia: Second Test in Port Elizabeth, day two as it happened

  South Africa v Australia: Second Test in Port Elizabeth, day two as it happened South Africa v Australia: Second Test in Port Elizabeth, day two as it happenedThe hosts only lost the one wicket in the first session, tailender Kagiso Rabada, but opted to go slow after lunch, putting on only 43 runs in the middle sector.

Kagiso Rabada took 11 wickets in the match as South Africa won the second Test in Port Elizabeth but he will now sit out the final two Tests.

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Mitch Marsh is skittled by Rabada.© AP Mitch Marsh is skittled by Rabada.

Rababa was again in the thick of the action on the fourth morning, cutting short Australia's resistance as Australia were bowled out for 239 in their second innings.

South Africa reached the finishing line midway between lunch and tea.

Australia's hopes of making the hosts sweat had suffered an early setback when Mitchell Marsh dropped a straightforward chance at first slip in the second over after Josh Hazlewood enticed an edge out of Aiden Markram.

Australia did make a breakthrough before lunch with Nathan Lyon taking a return catch off Dean Elgar (5) with his first ball of the innings.After the break Hazlewood ended up having Markram caught in the cordon, by Smith, for 21 to reduce South Africa to 2-32.The only problem was that brought the dazzling AB de Villiers to the middle. The champion South African No.4 lost Hashim Amla (27) flashing at a wide ball from Pat Cummins but he was in no mood to waste time.De Villiers hit a quickfire 28 from 26 balls, although he was undone for the first time in the series by an Australian bowler when caught well by Cameron Bancroft at short leg off the bowling of Lyon.It was too little, too late for Australia, though, as Theunis de Bruyn (15 not out) and Faf du Plessis (2 not out) completed the job.

Rabada had taken only six balls to strike on Monday, knocking back the off stump of Mitchell Marsh for 45. The Australian all-rounder responded by delivering a foul-mouthed spray as he walked past the Proteas spearhead, the latest of a series of ugly incidents that have plagued the series.

Marsh gives Rabada a spray after wicket

  Marsh gives Rabada a spray after wicket Australia allrounder Mitch Marsh appeared to swear at South Africa spearhead Kagiso Rabada during yet another heated moment in the spiteful Test series.Marsh appeared to swear at Rabada after he played on to the express paceman, who has rocked the tourists in both of their innings during the second Test.

Kagiso Rabada again starred with the ball as South Africa swiftly wrapped up a six-wicket win over Australia to level the four-match series at 1-1, but question marks remain over the seamer's temperament.

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Leading by only 41 runs overnight with five wickets in hand, much rested with Marsh and Tim Paine. But the wicketkeeper quickly lost partners. Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Lyon were also removed cheaply, the first two by Rabada and the latter by Lungi Ngidi.

Hazlewood, at No.11, at least ensured the Proteas would need to reach three figures to square the series, heaving his way to 17 before holing out to Ngidi at deep midwicket when he took on Keshav Maharaj once too often. Paine was left as the not out batsman on 28.

While South Africa have squared the series the impending ban of Rabada has taken the gloss off that feat.

Before the additional charge on Monday, he was already facing a series ban because of a physical send-off of Smith in Port Elizabeth.

His poor disciplinary record means he will miss the third and fourth Tests unless the Proteas successfully have the first charge downgraded or thrown out.

Match referee Jeff Crowe conducted a hearing at the ground on Sunday night but is yet to reveal his verdict.

Warner, Quinton de Kock and Lyon were all charged after an acrimonious first Test in Durban, which Australia won by 118 runs.

The 22-year-old Rabada has dominated Australia, claiming the fourth 10-wicket haul of his 28-Test career.

To put those numbers in perspective, the only Australians with more 10-wicket Test hauls are Clarrie Grimmett (seven), Dennis Lillee (seven) and Shane Warne (10)

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Lyon excited about facing Rabada in third test .
Lyon excited about facing Rabada in third testRabada successfully appealed against an International Cricket Council sanction for brushing the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith in the second test, getting his punishment reduced from three demerit points to one.

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