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Australia ball tampering offence worse than ball shining - Faf du Plessis

Mar 26, 2018 10:31 IST
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Faf du Plessis says Australia’s ball tampering at Newlands was “much more serious” than the actions that saw the South Africa captain reprimanded two years ago. Du Plessis was sanctioned for applying saliva to the ball with a mint in his mouth during South Africa’s second Test in Australia in 2016, but the batsman said his offence was not as bad as the tourists’ antics in Cape Town. Cameron Bancroft admitted attempting to alter the condition of the ball after being caught on camera using tape in the field on day three of the third Test. Australia captain Steve Smith revealed that the tourists’ “leadership group” had devised a plan to manipulate the condition of the ball during the lunch break in a desperate attempt to get back into the match. (Video Courtesy: SNTV) (Hindustan Times)