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Usman Khawaja scored 75 runs to lead an Australia fightback on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park, but succumbed just before close of play after seeing the tourists cancel out a first innings deficit.

An ICC release said he had "made contact with Steve Smith with his shoulder" after dismissing Australia's captain on Friday.

Kagiso Rabada will play no further part in South Africa's Test series against Australia.

Players are banned for two matches when they accumulate eight demerit points‚ and Rabada went into the match with five. The ICC is yet to release its decision on that charge.

Australia resumed with a lead of 41 but the wicket of Mitch Marsh exposed Australia's bowlers to a rampant Rabada, who quickly dismissed Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to make it 11 for the match.

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Whatever the case, Rabada had helped put South Africa in a powerful position, claiming three key wickets that left Australia needing a significant lower-order bailout in order to post a competitive target.

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada is facing a lengthy suspension for repeated send-offs against Australia.

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It was the kind of intriguing battle out in the middle that observers hoped for from this four-test contest before it was given a bitter taste that still lingers by an off-field confrontation between Australia's David Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock in the first test.

Warner himself has been at the centre of multiple incidents since his introduction into the Australian side, telling India's Rohit Sharma to "speak English" rather than converse in his native tongue, and of course infamously punching England's Joe Root in a nightclub back in 2013.

"With all the football talk going on today, I'd say South Africa scored an own goal in that second session", Holding said, referring to the big Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United which dominated the cricket commentary at times. It was his 22nd Test century and his sixth against Australia.

"I'm always very motivated playing against these guys", de Villiers said at stumps on Sunday.

This is the fourth instance that the 22-year-old fast bowler have been charged, two of which have been for send-offs.

That barren stretch includes a period from January 2016 until December 2017, when the 34-year-old took a break from Test cricket. It might not have showed, but I was telling Vernon (Philander) out there that I was struggling to breathe.

De Villiers finished the day unbeaten on 74 with 14 boundaries, continuing a fine series for the classy right-hander who paired an unbeaten 71 in the first innings in Durban with a match-changing run-out for a duck in the second. It is amusing to hear someone that's played for 13-14 years say that, but it is true. I became a dad at the same time, all of a sudden two boys are around and I've got a family.

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