Kagiso Rabada wins man-of-match but banned for two Tests against Australia

Mar 13, 2018, 09:02 IST | AFP

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was yesterday banned for the two remaining Tests against Australia and admitted that he would have to change how he celebrates wickets

South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada reacts during day three of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on March 11, 2018. Pic/AFP
South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada reacts during day three of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on March 11, 2018. Pic/AFP

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was yesterday banned for the two remaining Tests against Australia — and admitted that he would have to change how he celebrates wickets. Rabada was found guilty of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact" with Australian captain Steve Smith after dismissing Smith in the first innings.

He was fined 50 per cent of his match fee and issued three demerit points after a disciplinary hearing following his denial of the charge. That took his total of points after three previous offences to eight and triggered an automatic two-Test ban. "It's going to have to stop," he said. "I'm letting the team down and letting myself down."

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