Sportskeeda – Australia ball-tampering was shocking, says South Africa’s Markram

News 16 Apr 2018, 22:26 IST

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London, Apr 16 (AFP) Aiden Markram says South Africa were stunned when they discovered Australia had tampered with the ball during their recent Test series.

Summary

  • Australia ball-tampering was shocking, says South Africa’s MarkramNews 16 Apr 2018, 22:26 IST 36London, Apr 16 (AFP) Aiden Markram says South Africa were stunned when they discovered Australia had tampered with the ball during their recent Test series.
  • Australia skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opener Cameron Bancroft were all banned for the roles they played in the scandal during the third Test in Cape Town.
  • “The heat of the series was obviously happening, it was the third Test match and it was a crunch game, and the next thing, the story broke out.
  • Despite the controversy and fall-out from the incident, Markram, who hit two centuries in the Australia series, believes the sport’s integrity remains largely intact.
  • “But definitely afterwards or after something, let’s say, happens that is not in the spirit of cricket, you get your apology very quickly and you get your reasons behind it.

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