Indian Express – By:
Editorials | Published: March 14, 2018 1:30 Rabada, claiming his fourth 10-wicket match haul, ended his 28th Test in dejection.

Summary

  • By: Editorials | Published: March 14, 2018 1:30 Rabada, claiming his fourth 10-wicket match haul, ended his 28th Test in dejection.
  • The ICC’s two-match ban on the pacer for on-field indiscipline hasn’t been a popular decision, especially in times of debate about five-day cricket’s longevity and relevance.
  • It was a method fast bowlers chalked out a long time ago — swinging the ball into Smith’s whirling legs — but Smith would generally whip such balls through mid-wicket.
  • Yet, Rabada, claiming his fourth 10-wicket match haul, ended his 28th Test in dejection.
  • He would serve a two-match ban, the demerit points he’d collected for brushing Smith’s shoulder adding to the points he had already logged in.


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