South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been found guilty of bumping Australia’s Steve Smith on day one in Port Elizabeth, and will miss the rest of the Test series.
Rabada was charged with a level two offence after he made contact with the Australian captain after taking his wicket on the opening day of the second Test.
Rabada already had five demerit points on his record, and the three-point penalty for the offence means he incurs an automatic two-match ban.
This means the Proteas’ star paceman will miss the final two Tests of the series in Cape Town and Wanderers in Johannesburg.
The firebrand fast bowler recorded match figures of 11-150 to help South Africa win the second test in Port Elizabeth on Monday and level the series at 1-1.