Sledging

From WG Grace, with his penchant for delivering a running commentary on opposition players and umpires, to Steve Waugh's Australians and their tactic of "mental disintegration", sledging is almost as old as cricket itself. The Australians, from Dennis Lillee to Merv Hughes have been the acknowledged masters, but Asian exponents like Kumar Sangakkara are fast catching up

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

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The brawlers

Bad behaviour on the field

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

Australia in South Africa 2018

Rabada's appeal hearing on March 19

The judicial commissioner, Michael Heron, will have 48 hours to reach a decision. If cleared, the fast bowler could play in the Newlands Test that starts on Friday

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

Australia in South Africa 2018

Philander denies posting inflammatory tweet accusing Smith

The South Africa seamer said his account was hacked, after an inflammatory tweet was posted on his account, accusing Smith of being equally culpable in the shoulder brush that led to Rabada getting banned