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Cricket - Du Plessis defends De Kock, Smith calls for calm ahead of second test


  • Cricket
  • Friday, 9 Mar 2018

PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis defended Quinton de Kock again on Thursday, suggesting Australia's opening batsman David Warner had crossed a line in his sledging of the wicketkeeper in the tempestuous first test.

It came on the same day that Du Plessis and his Australian counterpart Steve Smith met ahead of the second test in Port Elizabeth starting on Friday to quell simmering tensions between the two camps after a controversial opener to the four-game series in Durban.

   

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