South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada out of final two Tests against Australia

South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada out of final two Tests against Australia

South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates as Australia's Steve Smith is dismissed. Morne Morkel hasn't manage a ten-wicket haul in his entire career of 84 Tests.

Basically Australia is much better team in Test competition than South Africa in recent time being but at the home venue, Proteas would be more risky than ever before.

"I found that there was contact between Rabada and Smith, and in my judgement the contact by Rabada was inappropriate, and deliberate", Crowe said in an ICC statement. Du Plessis fielded his questions before Rabada‚ who sat quietly alongside his captain as he awaited his turn‚ taking sidelong glances at a television to his left that showed highlights of him taking his wickets. It is scary to think that he is only going to get better and is he keeps going like this, he is nearly certain to end up as the greatest pacer in South Africa's history.

"There are times you do push it a little bit, and Rabada knocking in to Smithy, it's easy to go around him". He described his emotions as "bittersweet" after one of his best Test matches.

Aiden Markram had an escape in the second over of South Africa's chase.

Australia won the first test in Durban by 118 runs.

First innings hero AB de Villiers initially allayed any fears by flogging the Aussie bowling attack from the start of his innings. Now, according to the latest news Australia is in bat for the second innings at Port Elizabeth. Australia has been dominant in South Africa since the end of apartheid. "It set it up for an AB masterclass, which is the flawless situation for him to come in and transfer that pressure", du Plessis said. "I'm letting the team down and letting myself down". Really good to see him in top form again. "All the stuff that he spoke about, he's coming through with it", du Plessis said. I'm not happy about it.

Cricket South Africa has 48 hours to appeal against the decision.

"It's bittersweet. I would've loved to have been playing the next game", said the 22-year-old. I was like "ya sure, I'll do it". You don't want to roll over.

Rabada said he would need to avoid getting into close proximity with opponents. They called me Braveheart, etc etc.

Meanwhile, South Africa skipper was not fully aware of Steyn's situation, but he hopes to see the pacer fit in time for the fourth Test.

"I was very motivated to prove to everyone that I can still play the game, even though I have been away for a while", he said. Both teams will take most of the rest of this week off with South Africa reconvening in Cape Town next Monday. "We've had two back-to-back highly contested Tests".