2018 Test Series: Australia vs South Africa - 3rd Test

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  1. mozza

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    I can’t believe that he’d be ball tampering in this day and age. There’s a thousand cameras and it’s just something you can’t get away with now. On the off chance that it is deliberate he should get a long holiday, for his stupidity as much as anything. There is no way that Smith would be compliant in this he’s far too smart for that.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And Bancroft threw his hands up.

    Investigation will now revolve around Smith and Lehman you can bet! All goes back to First Test with Jeff Crowe not suspending Warner and Rabada.
     
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    Smith has admitted to knowing about the ball tampering, it was discussed by the leadership group.

    I feel sick and extremely disappointed.


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    I expect Smith and Bancroft will be banned for this, so there will be at least 2 changes for the next test.


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  5. Frank McWilliams

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    If Smith goes then Warner captain, series gone. Most likely gone now 2 not out bats very capable of piling on runs and leading by 400+ with day and half left only hope is the weather me thinks.
    If both Bancroft and Smith gone will need to fly in at least one batsman.
     
  6. Billy

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    The south Africans have won the psychological battle and rattled the guys into doing something stupid.
    For all his good points, Smith is not the sharpest tool in the shed. The poms were making jokes about Smith being a bit thick, and he clearly is.
    Hard to know where we go from here.
    At least the guys have all fessed up and I suppose we cop the penalties - lose with as much grace as we can muster - and move on.
     
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    Smith and Warner should both be removed as captain and vice captain

    Darren Lehmann is mostly to blame for the toxicity that surrounds the Australian Cricket Team these days

    Big changes are required and not just because of the ball tampering

    Time for a new coach, new culture and new leadership group
     
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    From cricket.com.au

    Cricket Australia will wait for an internal investigation to determine if captain Steve Smith or any of his teammates will receive additional sanctions for their actions during last night’s Test in Cape Town.

    Cricket Australia's head of integrity Iain Roy and high performance manager Pat Howard will fly to South Africa to conduct the inquest, CA CEO James Sutherland said at a press conference today in Melbourne.

    Sutherland said it’s a "sad day for Australian cricket”, but CA will not make any decisions "without all the facts" after Smith's stunning admission his side deliberately cheated by ball tampering.

    Rookie opener Cameron Bancroft was captured by television cameras with a piece of yellow tape with chunks of the pitch on the sticky side, used to rough up the ball in an attempt to generate reverse swing on day three in Cape Town.

    "I was extremely disappointed and shocked to read the news this morning after events in Cape Town," Sutherland told a packed press conference.

    "Australian cricket fans want to be proud of their cricket team and this morning they have every reason to wake up and not be proud of the team.

    "It's a sad day for Australian cricket.

    "One of the unique things about the game of cricket is that it's to be played not only within the laws of the game but also the spirit of the game.

    "Activities on the field yesterday in Cape Town were neither within the laws of the game nor within the spirit of the game.

    "For us at Cricket Australia that's extremely disappointing and more importantly, for Australian cricket fans, it's extremely disappointing."

    Sutherland made it clear no action will be taken by Cricket Australia with regard to the players involved until all information is collated.

    "Unfortunately, that (Smith and Bancroft's admission) is not the end of it and can't be the end of it," he said.

    "We have a responsibility to take this further and understand more about the issue.

    "We will, over the next couple of days, get a deep understanding of what happened and why."


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    To Smith's credit, he didn't throw the young guy under the bus. He stood beside him and took his share of the blame.
     
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    Disgraceful performance. Forfeit the series and fly them home tomorrow.

    All knowingly involved to get a lifetime ban.
     
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    So I read a rumour that if true should see one player removed for life, several suspended for at least a year and at least 2 resignations from administration and coaching. Also hearing one particular player will be applauded as a hero in when said and done, because refusing to play with the instigator ever again at any level. It will also be interesting if Indian Premier League will accept this player and suspended players and ICC/CA back up because if don't nothing that is done will be worthwhile unless those 3 groups back up whatever the integrity bloke suggests
     
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    It's been such a dismal day for cricket fans, hopefully the Knights can cheer us up with a win.


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    LUNCH - DAY 4

    South Africa - 311 from 97.5 overs (RR 3.17)


    Dean Elgar - 141* (284)
    Aiden Markram - 0 (11)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (87)
    AB de Villiers - 64 (95)
    Faf du Plessis - 5 (14)
    Temba Bavuma - 1 (12)
    Quinton de Kock - 3 (11)
    Vernon Philander - 8 (23)
    Keshav Maharaj - 3 (7)
    Kagiso Rabada - 22 (42)
    Morne Morkel - 4 (4)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/81 (21 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 2/59 (23 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 2/43 (19.5 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 4/78 (26 overs)
    Mitchell Marsh - 1/26 (7 overs)
    Steve Smith - 0/0 (1 over)

    Australia - 255 from 69.5 overs (RR 3.65)

    David Warner - 30 (14)
    Cameron Bancroft - 77 (103)
    Usman Khawaja - 5 (22)
    Steve Smith - 5 (18)
    Shaun Marsh - 26 (63)
    Mitchell Marsh - 5 (22)
    Tim Paine - 34* (84)
    Pat Cummins - 4 (40)
    Mitchell Starc - 2 (5)
    Nathan Lyon - 47 (38)
    Josh Hazlewood - 10 (14)

    Vernon Philander - 2/26 (15 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 4/91 (20.5 overs)
    Morne Morkel - 4/87 (21 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/35 (12 overs)
    Temba Bavuma - 0/10 (1 over)

    South Africa - 7/333 from 100 overs (RR 3.33)

    Dean Elgar - 14 (23)
    Aiden Markram - 84 (145)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (80)
    AB de Villiers - 63 (136)
    Faf du Plessis - 20 (44)
    Temba Bavuma - 5 (4)
    Quinton de Kock - 65 (97)
    Vernon Philander - 39* (50)
    Kagiso Rabada - 4* (22)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/84 (20 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 2/57 (22 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 3/67 (27 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 1/88 (25 overs)
    Steve Smith 0/6 (1 over)
    Mitch Marsh - 0/26 (5 overs)

    South Africa lead by 389 runs with 3 wickets in hand
     
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    INNINGS BREAK - DAY 4

    South Africa - 311 from 97.5 overs (RR 3.17)


    Dean Elgar - 141* (284)
    Aiden Markram - 0 (11)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (87)
    AB de Villiers - 64 (95)
    Faf du Plessis - 5 (14)
    Temba Bavuma - 1 (12)
    Quinton de Kock - 3 (11)
    Vernon Philander - 8 (23)
    Keshav Maharaj - 3 (7)
    Kagiso Rabada - 22 (42)
    Morne Morkel - 4 (4)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/81 (21 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 2/59 (23 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 2/43 (19.5 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 4/78 (26 overs)
    Mitchell Marsh - 1/26 (7 overs)
    Steve Smith - 0/0 (1 over)

    Australia - 255 from 69.5 overs (RR 3.65)

    David Warner - 30 (14)
    Cameron Bancroft - 77 (103)
    Usman Khawaja - 5 (22)
    Steve Smith - 5 (18)
    Shaun Marsh - 26 (63)
    Mitchell Marsh - 5 (22)
    Tim Paine - 34* (84)
    Pat Cummins - 4 (40)
    Mitchell Starc - 2 (5)
    Nathan Lyon - 47 (38)
    Josh Hazlewood - 10 (14)

    Vernon Philander - 2/26 (15 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 4/91 (20.5 overs)
    Morne Morkel - 4/87 (21 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/35 (12 overs)
    Temba Bavuma - 0/10 (1 over)

    South Africa - 373 from 112.2 overs (RR 3.32)

    Dean Elgar - 14 (23)
    Aiden Markram - 84 (145)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (80)
    AB de Villiers - 63 (136)
    Faf du Plessis - 20 (44)
    Temba Bavuma - 5 (4)
    Quinton de Kock - 65 (97)
    Vernon Philander - 52* (79)
    Kagiso Rabada - 20 (46)
    Keshav Maharaj - 5 (14)
    Morne Morkel - 6 (7)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/98 (23 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 3/69 (25.2 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 3/67 (27 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 3/102 (25 overs)
    Steve Smith 0/6 (1 over)
    Mitch Marsh - 0/26 (5 overs)

    Australia require 430 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand
     
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    430 is gettable if warner and Smith dig in for what might be their last chance to impress - and the rest of the team dig in as well.
    I can see it happening.
     
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    All players knowingly involved should see lifetime bans. No two ways about it. Stamp it out now.

    I've seen there were 5 players and Lehman rumoured to be in on it. Fly them all home now.
     
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    TEA - DAY 4

    South Africa - 311 from 97.5 overs (RR 3.17)


    Dean Elgar - 141* (284)
    Aiden Markram - 0 (11)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (87)
    AB de Villiers - 64 (95)
    Faf du Plessis - 5 (14)
    Temba Bavuma - 1 (12)
    Quinton de Kock - 3 (11)
    Vernon Philander - 8 (23)
    Keshav Maharaj - 3 (7)
    Kagiso Rabada - 22 (42)
    Morne Morkel - 4 (4)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/81 (21 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 2/59 (23 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 2/43 (19.5 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 4/78 (26 overs)
    Mitchell Marsh - 1/26 (7 overs)
    Steve Smith - 0/0 (1 over)

    Australia - 255 from 69.5 overs (RR 3.65)

    David Warner - 30 (14)
    Cameron Bancroft - 77 (103)
    Usman Khawaja - 5 (22)
    Steve Smith - 5 (18)
    Shaun Marsh - 26 (63)
    Mitchell Marsh - 5 (22)
    Tim Paine - 34* (84)
    Pat Cummins - 4 (40)
    Mitchell Starc - 2 (5)
    Nathan Lyon - 47 (38)
    Josh Hazlewood - 10 (14)

    Vernon Philander - 2/26 (15 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 4/91 (20.5 overs)
    Morne Morkel - 4/87 (21 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/35 (12 overs)
    Temba Bavuma - 0/10 (1 over)

    South Africa - 373 from 112.2 overs (RR 3.32)

    Dean Elgar - 14 (23)
    Aiden Markram - 84 (145)
    Hashim Amla - 31 (80)
    AB de Villiers - 63 (136)
    Faf du Plessis - 20 (44)
    Temba Bavuma - 5 (4)
    Quinton de Kock - 65 (97)
    Vernon Philander - 52* (79)
    Kagiso Rabada - 20 (46)
    Keshav Maharaj - 5 (14)
    Morne Morkel - 6 (7)

    Mitchell Starc - 1/98 (23 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 3/69 (25.2 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 3/67 (27 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 3/102 (25 overs)
    Steve Smith 0/6 (1 over)
    Mitch Marsh - 0/26 (5 overs)

    Australia - 0/47 from 16 overs (RR 2.93)

    David Warner - 25* (44)
    Cameron Bancroft - 22* (52)

    Kagiso Rabada - 0/21 (6 overs)
    Vernon Philander - 0/17 (6 overs)
    Morne Morkel - 0/9 (4 overs)

    Australia require 383 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand
     

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