Kagiso Rabada was fined 15 percent of his match fee and one demerit point for taunting opener Shikhar Dhawan at the time of his departure and making comments that may cause the batsman to react.Kagiso Rabada reportedly waved at Dhawan at the time of his departure in the eighth over and made a comment that may cause the batsman to react. The incident took place during the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The on-field umpires Ian Gould and Shaun George, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Bongani Jele revealed this decision according to the article 2.1.7 of using gestures or language to provoke a batsman or batswoman during the time of their dismissal during an international match.
Rabada accepted the offense and penalty awarded by ICC forum of referees earlier. So there is no necessity of a hearing, officials said.
This was his fifth demerit point since 2017. Earlier, he was awarded a demerit point in the lords’ test final against England and ODI against SriLanka on 8th February 2017. Rabada was awarded suspension for two test matches following his four demerit points with Lords Test breach.
If Rabada reaches the limit of 8 threshold demerit points within a period of 24 months, he will be suspended for two tests or one test and two ODIS/t20s or four ODIS/T20IS either of the above which comes first.
India won the fifth one-dayer against South Africa to register the first-ever bilateral series victory on the South African soil. The men in blue won the series-clinching match by 73 runs. The visitors batted first and recorded a score of 274 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. As an answer, the hosts were bowled out at the score of 201 runs by the spin attack of Kuldeep Yadav who took four wickets.