South Africa vs Australia: Steve Smith throws the ball on AB de Villiers

This will only add fuel to the already controversial series.

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Steve Smith throws the ball on AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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The third Test between South Africa and Australia has created a huge controversy with Cameron Bancroft being caught while tampering the ball. The action in the middle is also intriguing and the things can get out of hands at any stage with the way the series has panned out so far. The Aussies are behind in the game for the second consecutive which doesn’t happen often. However, their frustration is coming out now as the skipper Steve Smith threw the ball on AB de Villiers during the course of play on Saturday.

This has not happened for the first time with the cricketer as even Nathan Lyon had dropped the ball on him in the first Test after running De Villiers out in the second innings. Lyon was then fined for his actions as he accepted his mistake at the end of the day’s play. However, with the things heating up now, even Smith throwing the ball on the same batsman couldn’t be ignored.

Smith hits ABD

The incident happened just when the Cameron Bancroft’s ball-tampering saga was trending on social media, Smith somehow managed to hit AB de Villiers on the back. It was during the over of Lyon when the ball hit the toe edge of the bat and went towards Smith who was standing at slips. He fielded the ball and in a hurry threw towards the keeper despite he was so near to him which eventually hit the batsman.

Though Smith was quick to apologise De Villiers over the incident, even the South African didn’t pay much heed to the same as he wanted to concentrate on his game with the state of the match hanging by the thread. Interestingly, nobody on the ground or even on social media realised the incident and it is unlikely that any action would be taken on the Australian skipper as his act could be deemed as unintentional.

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