Rabada back at No1 after 11-wicket haul against Australia

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The first for making contact with Steve Smith's shoulder in the first innings after trapping him lbw and the second for giving Warner one of his now infamous sendoffs.

Kagiso Rabada tore through Australia in another spell of furious fast-bowling on Monday to put South Africa level in the series in what could be his final act of the series.

Kagiso Rabada ran havoc yet again as Australia perished after a not so worthy lead of 100 on day 4 at Port Elizabeth.

That incident cost Rabada a further 15 per cent of his match fee and an additional demerit point.

Incidentally, he won the man-of-the-match award after his 11-wicket haul helped South Africa level the series 1-1 at the half-way stage of the four-match series.

"I found that there was contact between Rabada and Smith‚ and in my judgment the contact by Rabada was inappropriate and deliberate‚" the ICC media release quoted match referee Jeff Crowe as saying.

The punishment for Rabada, one of the most exciting young bowlers in cricket and recently ranked No. 1 in tests, is the latest in a series of disciplinary problems for him over the last 12 months.

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis suggested Rabada still has room for improvement. I felt really good in this Test match.

Rabada already had five demerit points on his record, and the three-point penalty for the offence means he incurs an automatic two-match ban. "I'm letting the team as well as myself down".

"Australia were never going to give in easily, so you had to go to the reserve tank and give your best", Rabada said after being named Man of the Match. "Honestly, I didn't feel contact in that moment". "I would have loved to be playing in the next game, especially coming off a performance like that". I have to see it as a big learning curve. "I am not happy about it but time moves on", he told reporters on Monday.

Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh was also found guilty of swearing at Rabada during the fourth day's play on Monday and received a demerit point.

Morne Morkel, left out of the second Test and chasing three wickets to become the fifth South African to take 300 Test wickets, is the obvious replacement for Rabada for the third Test starting in Cape Town on March 22. It was a short flick of two players and you'd get one or two demerit points as a slap on the wrist because it wasn't full-body contact.

He added: "As I had said before this game, Rabada and (Mitchell) Starc would be the two bowlers to look out for and they would be the ones to get excessive reverse swing since they are exceptional bowlers".

But I noticed well less - er, perhaps even none - in the way of moral hysteria in the Australian media on that topic than I did when the "Warner family" (ah, that old, emotion-charged device) were so mortally offended by surrounding events linked to ever-strident David Warner's Kingsmead stairwell contretemps with Quinton de Kock.

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