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Rabada cleared to play against Australia as ICC overturns ban

Cape Town Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play in the third Test against Australia this week after a judicial commissioner ruled there was no conclusive evidence that the South African fast bowler's contact with Steve Smith in the second Test was deliberate.

Overturn ban

Rabada had been found guilty of a level two offence by match referee Jeff Crowe in the wake of the match, imposing a sanction of three demerit points that triggered a two-Test ban. However, Rabada appealed the verdict, arguing in an appeal hearing of almost six hours on Monday (March 19) that the shoulder contact was accidental.

South Africa boost up by decision

Rabada returned match figures of 11 for 150 at Port Elizabeth, an effort that was praised by man of the match in second second test. The South Africa after win in second test equals series scores with 1-1.