Heated sledging sparks more trouble for David Warner

Jul 28, 2013, 02:03 IST | AFP

Controversial Australian batsman David Warner had to be separated from South Africa 'A' wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile during his 33-run second innings on Saturday.

The umpires intervened twice at LC de Villiers Oval in South African Highveld city Pretoria after sledging between the pair became heated for the second consecutive day.

David Warner
David Warner

Vaughn van Jaarsveld pulled Tsolekile away from Warner as the war of words boiled over on the final day of a four-day match staged in warm mid-winter conditions.

“No report has been filed by the umpires and no action will therefore be taken,” said a Cricket Australia statement responding to the drama.

Warner failed to match his superb 193-run first innings, but hit six fours off 53 balls before being caught by Tsolekile off the bowling of Beuran Hendricks.

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