Rabada was banned for one Test during a series in England last year after accumulating a total of four demerit points when he was penalised with one point after a send-off of Ben Stokes. He would incur another ban if he picked up another demerit point. A South African team spokesperson said later they were awaiting feedback from match referee Jeff Crowe. Philander said Rabada’s spell was "amazing to watch". He trapped Smith with a ball speared in to the batsman’s pads, then in his next over gained a second leg before wicket, dismissing Shaun Marsh, before having Mitchell Marsh caught behind off an inside edge.
Superb Bowling!!!— SABC Sport (@SPORTATSABC) March 9, 2018
That’s a five wicket haul (5/72) for Kagiso Rabada ???
This is Rabada’s eighth five-for in test cricket and his second against Australia. #SAvAUS #SABCcricket pic.twitter.com/AOVfXvHmJz
Tea was taken after Mitchell Marsh was out. With his remaining ball in the over, Rabada had Pat Cummins caught behind to be on a hat-trick. He didn’t manage that but 11 balls later he bowled Mitchell Starc. It was a day of contrasts. Australian opening batsmen Cameron Bancroft and 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. Two more wickets fell quickly after the interval, including that of Warner for 63 who let his bat do the talking after being fined 75 percent of his match fee for the incident during the first Test. He scored his runs off 100 balls with nine fours.
South Africa close day one on 39/1 with Dean Elgar (11*) and nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (17*) at the crease. They trail by 204 runs, after earlier bowling Australia out for 243.#SAvAUS Scorecard ⬇️https://t.co/ZWU7vOm1bo pic.twitter.com/K1BVIH2ttn— ICC (@ICC) March 9, 2018
Three quick wickets for Rabada has made it South Africa's session! Australia go to tea on 170/6. Five wickets in the afternoon session for the hosts.#SAvAUS 2nd Test Scorecard ⬇️https://t.co/ZWU7vODC2W pic.twitter.com/klmYXKNSnH— ICC (@ICC) March 9, 2018