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Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 21:25
Steven Smith handed one-match ban
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Australia captain Steven Smith will not play the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg after the ICC gave him the maximum penalty for tampering with the ball on the third day of the Newlands Test.

Fielder Cameron Bancroft, the player to actually tamper with the ball, was given three demerit points and fined 75% of his match fee after accepting the Level 2 charge.

Earlier on Sunday, Smith was stood down as captain by Cricket Australia for the rest of the ongoing Cape Town Test, while David Warner was removed as vice-captain.

Both players took the field under the temporary leadership of wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

However, the visitors were bowled out for 107 in their second innings effectively losing the 3rd Test by 322 runs.
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