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Rabada reported again for Warner send-off

Kagiso Rabada has again been reported for a send-off - this time aimed at David Warner - as the South Africa bowler risks suspension.

NEWS
12 Mar 2018, 15:26 IST
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Kagiso Rabada - cropped
South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada

In-form South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada has again been reported for a send-off in the second Test with Australia.

The 22-year-old made contact with Australia captain Steve Smith on the opening day and defended his case at a hearing on Sunday, but has found himself in hot water with the ICC once more.

Rabada gave a send-off to David Warner – himself in the news for a first-Test clash with Quinton de Kock – during day three on Sunday.

He continued to dominate with the ball when day four resumed on Monday and the seamer finished with six wickets in the second innings to claim 11 for the match, but Rabada's temperament continues to face scrutiny after the ICC confirmed he had been reported once more.

"Kagiso Rabada has been reported for a level 1 offence for the send-off given to David Warner during the third day of the Port Elizabeth Test," a post on Twitter read. "He has yet to respond to the charges."

Rabada is already walking a disciplinary tightrope and is just one demerit point away from a two-Test suspension that would end his series early.

Australia were all out for 239 in their second innings, holding a lead of just 100 runs as South Africa returned to the crease looking to level the series at 1-1.

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