Australia and South Africa are currently facing off each other in the 2nd Test of the four-match series. The 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth is now in progress. Both teams are giving their best to come out on top. However, the rivalry took an early jolt when David Warner and Proteas wicket-keeper was involved in a heated argument during the 4th day of the opening Test. As per reports, it was De Kock who hurled some lewd comments at Warner’s wife, Candice.
This was not the only incident as Aussie skipper Steve Smith and speedster Kagiso Rabada was also involved in a spat. After Smith’s dismissal, the young pacer ran straight towards Smith to give him a send-off. At a press conference, Smith gave his opinion on the punishment after the act.
“We’ve seen so many different things of late. Some guys get banned, for one thing, other guys getting away with it. You really just never know. It’s a difficult one to call.” Smith said.
Lyon Drop Ball Incident
Smith was struck right in front of the wicket and that was when the decision was reviewed it proved that the ball would have crashed on to his stumps. Hence Smith had to perish. Barring these two incidents, Nathan Lyon’s drop the ball send off to AB de Villiers also stirred the controversy. The off-spinner spoke to the reporters on the incident following the opening Test at the Kingsmead in Durban.
“I’ve got a lot of faith and a lot of respect for the umpires and the match referees. [I’ve] no doubt they can deal with all that stuff, they did last week. I’ve got full respect for those guys and no doubt they’ll make the decision they think is worthy.” Lyon said.
The Current state of the 2nd Test
Meanwhile, Australia is leading the 4 match series by a 1-0 margin after registering a victory by 118 runs in the opening Test. Meanwhile, the 2nd Test has been a pretty competitive one so far. The Aussies were bowled out for 243 in the 1st in innings and in response, South Africa reached 39/1 at stumps. Kagiso Rabada was entrusted with the nightwatchman’s role yet again.
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