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Rabada takes three quick wickets to leave Australia reeling

Rabada takes three quick wickets to leave Australia reeling

Rabada took the wicket of Smith lbw for 25 after lunch on day one of the second Test but made contact with the dismissed batsman as he wheeled off roaring in celebration.

"We are probably allowed to celebrate sometimes".

Mitchell Starc ignited an Australian fightback by uprooting Hashim Amla's off stump, but a sublime knock from AB de Villiers left South Africa 20 runs ahead at stumps on day two of the second Test. After being given out by on-field by Kumar Dharmasena, Smith reviewed the decision.

Australia's captain Steve Smith had indicated prior to this second Test that they had special plans to contain De Villiers after his undefeated 71 in the first innings at Kingsmead.

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will face a disciplinary hearing on Saturday that could result in a ban from the third Test against Australia.

Rabada will need to prove contact with Smith wasn't intentional if he is to play again in this series.

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But Tim Paine scored 36 runs as Australia added 61 runs for the last two wickets to the frustration of home side.

Bancroft fell on the brink of lunch for 38.

The nearly peerless de Villiers ensured South Africa would claim a first-innings lead, however, although he lost another partner when Nathan Lyon took care of the off stump of Quinton de Kock (9) with a stunning off break. Rabada came back after the break to remove Pat Cummins first ball after tea, and followed up with the wicket of Mitchell Starc for figures of 5-96.

David Warner, put the stairwell episode behind him to notch a fine fifty but he failed to kick on and score a big hundred after receiving a beauty from Lungi Ngidi. "The events of day four in Durban have unfortunately marred an otherwise very good test match and a dominant performance by the Australian men's team", CA chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement on Friday. That equated to only 43 runs in 26 overs.

With the ball reversing, the Australian bowlers were able to restrict Elgar and Amla despite their lengthy and determined occupation, which lasted from inside the first hour to beyond tea.

In Rabada's next over Shaun Marsh was beaten by a ball which swung into his pads and was also leg before. Warner's and de Kock's confrontation wasn't the only heated moment in the opening test, which was characterized by an aggressive fielding display by Australia and a series of verbal exchanges between the teams.