The Australian ball-tampering scandal has rocked cricket to its core, resulting in the suspension of three players and a head coach on his way out.
Questions were initially raised when images on the big screen at the Newlands ground showed Cameron Bancroft putting an unidentified object in his pocket, with the Australian batsman misleadingly revealing a black sunglasses cloth to the umpires when they called him over.
A sheepish Bancroft confessed after Saturday´s play to using “some yellow tape and granules from the rough patches of the wicket” to try and doctor the ball. But that explanation was later contradicted by a statement from Cricket Australia, who said the player had attempted to “artificially alter the condition of the ball using sandpaper”.
On Friday during day one of the fourth cricket Test match between South Africa and Australia at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South African fans badly mocked Australian cricket players by holding banners and wearing masks.