South Africa vs Australia: How Kagiso Rabada's hearing might go in the face of the lottery of demerits system

On the wall hangs a picture of Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan with the motto 'Dignity not demerits' written in gold italics. Rabada is about to commence his appeal against a two-match ban for being a fast bowler.

James Marsh, March 18, 2018

The ICC Code of Conduct campervan courtroom is parked up on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. Inside are second Test match referee Jeff Crowe and South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada. On the wall hangs a picture of Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan with the motto 'Dignity not demerits' written in gold italics. Rabada is about to commence his appeal against a two-match ban for being a fast bowler. Here's what would have happened at the hearing:

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2018

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Hyderabad
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7595 123
2 South Africa 6912 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 121
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111