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PICS: Ball-Tampering Scandal That Has Outraged Australia

March 26, 2018, 3:11 PM IST
PICS: Ball-Tampering Scandal That Has Outraged Australia

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Cameron Bancroft of Australia is questioned by umpires regarding ball tampering on the third day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)

PICS: Ball-Tampering Scandal That Has Outraged Australia

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Australia cricketers confessed to ball tampering in a desperate plot hatched by the team's leaders as they saw the match slipping away. (Image: AP)

PICS: Ball-Tampering Scandal That Has Outraged Australia

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Batsman Cameron Bancroft was tasked with carrying out the tampering by using yellow adhesive tape to pick up "granules" beside the pitch and rub it on the ball to rough it up in an attempt to get it to reverse swing at Newlands. (Image: AP)

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Disgraced Australia cricket captain Smith was banned for one game as he and vice-captain David Warner stepped down from their roles on March 25, 2018, amid a cheating scandal that has outraged their country and threatens a far more damaging fallout for one of the game's most exalted teams. (Image: AP)

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Steven Smith of Australia prepares to bowl against South Africa on the third day of their third cricket test at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)

PICS: Ball-Tampering Scandal That Has Outraged Australia

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Cameron Bancroft of Australia is struck by the ball on the fourth day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Faf du Plessis and Quinton De Kock talk to the umpires on the fourth day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Steven Smith of Australia bats against South Africa on the second day of their third cricket test at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 23, 2018. (Image: AP)

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David Warner of Australia talks to the umpire on the fourth day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Steven Smith of Australia fields against South African on the third day of their third cricket test at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Nathan Lyon of Australia in action on the fourth day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa, on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Steven Smith of Australia walks on the pitch ahead of play on the fourth day of the third cricket test against South Africa at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Quinton De Kock of South Africa in action on the fourth day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on March 25, 2018. (Image: AP)

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Steven Smith of Australia stands during play on the second day of the third cricket test against South Africa at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)

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