Warner's woes continue with ball tampering claim

2018-03-11 09:48
David Warner (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Australia's David Warner, who featured a heavily strapped hand during play on the second day of the second Test against the Proteas, has been accused of ball tampering. 

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Coverage showed Warner sporting a number of bandages and plasters on his left hand with both his thumb and index finger heavily bandaged as well. The strapping also covered his palm with further plasters visible. 

According to Australian broadcaster, Channel 9, South African batsman complained to the umpires about the strapping. 

Warner, whose spat with Proteas wicket-keeper, Quinton de Kock, has reverberated around the world, is tasked with shining the ball in the Australian setup. 

Speaking to Sunday Sports on Channel 9 Former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has laughed off suggetions of ball tampering by the hard-hitting opening batsman.

"I think their allegations are a little bit frivolous," said Harris

"I think they're obviously looking for something to pin on him, he's one step away from suspension as we heard after the last week.

"The times I played with Davey he had all that strapping on his fingers. Unless there's something rough, sand or glass or something on that taping, that's not going to do anything to the ball."

South Africa start day three on 263 for 7, a lead of 20 over the Australia.

AB de Villiers is on 74* with Vernon Philander on 14*.

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