Australia Told to be 'Respectful' After David Warner-Quinton de Kock Row

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"It is very exciting for us to have this chance to broadcast the Qantas Tour of South Africa in New Zealand, and we look forward to cricket fans taking up the opportunity to watch the final three Tests of this highly-anticipated series".

Infuriated and animated at the wicket, Kagiso Rabada rubbed his shoulder against Smith.

Australian opening batsmen Cameron Bancroft and David Warner survived a testing first hour, scoring only 23 runs in 14 overs, then seemed to have taken control as they added 75 runs in the next hour, only for Bancroft to be out for 38 off the last ball before lunch.

He would be the third player to receive punishment in the tempestuous test series so far, with David Warner (three points) and Quinton de Kock (one) each sanctioned for a verbal spat at tea on the fourth day of the first test.

The captain plays in his 50th Test match for South Africa, joining Hashim Amla (114), AB de Villiers (111) Vernon Philander (51) and Morne Morkel (84) in the current squad to have achieved the feat. "I struggle to get a word out of him on the field", Du Plessis said.

Warner accused De Kock of making his comment too quietly to be heard except by those close to him and then denying that he had said anything.

Rabada took the attack to the Australians with six fours, proving an irritation with the bat following his excellent 5-96 with the ball in the Australian innings.

Warner was out for 63 as South Africa came back with five wickets in the afternoon following a solid opening session for the tourists.

The only wicket to fall was that of nightwatchman Rabada, who was bowled by Cummins for 29 in the ninth over of the day.

"CA supports the sanctions imposed on players from both teams by the ICC, and commends match referee Jeff Crowe for his handling of a hard situation. It's not our style of play, but Australia probably believes that's the way they are the best team they can be, by being that sort of team".

Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against South Africa cricket team on Friday. "I don't think anyone's read it, to be honest".

The International Cricket Council (ICC) fined both players for the incident during the first Test in Durban.

Captain Smith admitted that most of talking point from the game focussed on the controversy rather than Australia's impressive performance. Four days on, the fallout continued, with Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland releasing a statement before play started in Port Elizabeth reminding the Australian players they needed to behave.

South Africa made an important breakthrough when Warner was bowled by Ngidi to follow Khawaja back to the dressing rooms after lunch.

Smith and Shaun Marsh put on 44 before Rabada's day-changing spell. He didn't manage that but 11 balls later he bowled Mitchell Starc.

Had Warner fronted up he might have been banned from playing in the second Test.