A drastic downfall of South African batting line up within the 3rd consultation of the 3rd Test towards Australia pointed to an oddball incident that came about proper earlier than the tea wreck of the day.
Aussie pacer Pat Cummins was once noticed smudging the ball underneath his foot for a couple of 2nd to prevent it rolling and the sight provoked creating a whinge of ‘ball tampering.’
The Australian fast took four fast wickets working down in the course of the Proteas batting line up quickly after the tea wreck.
With Dean Elgar on 87 and AB de Villiers on 42, South Africa was once in a excellent form on the rating of 174/2 when Pat Cummins burst in the course of the line up within the 3rd consultation.
He first got rid of AB de Villiers, quickly adopted via Faf du Plessis, Tenda Bavuma and Quinton de Kock in his tally inside of 6 overs, pressured the house group crippling via the top of the 3rd day ultimately pressured the house group dropping 6 wickets inside of 37 runs.
Though he was once indirectly accused of ‘ball tampering’ – Pat Cummins was once requested concerning the ‘foot stump’ – he referred that as ‘a mistake’, then said box umpires Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong inspected the ball after he slide them with the boot.
“No, of course not. I looked straight back at him and he just started to giggle because um… it was obviously very unintentional. Yes (they did check the ball), but obviously there were no issues, so he passed it on.” Cummins stated.