Kagiso Rabada Charged With Level 2 Offence For Smith Send Off

Faces two Test suspension

Kagiso Rabada Charged With Level 2 Offence For Smith Send Off Image: Cricket Australia

South African quick Kagiso Rabada has been charged with a Level 2 offence for his send off to Steve Smith last night.

Match referee Jeff Crowe charged Rabada ahead of play on day two at Port Elizabeth.

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Rabada took Smith’s wicket for 25 after lunch, before celebrating in Smith’s face and brushing him with his shoulder on the way through.

The 22-year-old quick already has five demerit points, and a Level 2 charge could take him to eight.

As a result, he may be suspended for the rest of the series.

The hearing is expected to be held tonight.

Rabada’s 5/96 was influential in rolling Australia for an underwhelming 243 on day one.

In response, South Africa are 1/47.

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