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ICC ban Kagiso Rabada after Clash with Steve Smith

ICC ban Kagiso Rabada after Clash with Steve Smith
Written by Abhishek Lohia

International Cricket Council has banned South African young Pacer Kagiso Rabada for 2 test matches against Australia. ICC found Rabada to a level 2 Victim and banned him for the two test matches. At the second Test on Friday Rabada hits Steve Smith through his shoulder, punished with a ban to rest of the series. Rabada took five wickets in 18 balls of his blasting spell just before and after tea at Port Elizabeth, sending the Australians slumping from 161 for three.  Rabada took three of his wickets in an over and removed Australian batsmen with the last ball before tea and first ball after it to suddenly turn the tide in the home team’s favour.

Before this, The Australia vice-captain Warner has been noticed after his ugly dispute with De Kock in the first match of this series. Both players received fines and disciplinary penalties from the International Cricket Council(ICC). The match referee, Jeff Crowe called the captains and team-managers to a gathering on the evening of the second-Test in an attempt to quiet on the spot. Warner, under investigation following the incident with De Kock in the first game. Rabada came back after the break to quickly remove Pat Cummins and followed up with the wicket of Mitchell Starc for terms of five for 96. His teammate Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets and Vernon Philander two.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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