David Warner labelled a 'fool' by former South African captain Graeme Smith

Nathan Lyon was said to have apologised to De Villiers

Nathan Lyon was said to have apologised to De Villiers

Australia have taken a 1-0 lead following their 118-run victory in the first Test. While everything seemed to go well in the match, a few acts from the Australian players irked the South African fans. De Villiers was run out for a duck in South Africa's 417-run chase. We were certainly very chirpy out in the field as well.

The ICC decided, however, that no action would be taken following a confrontation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock during the tea break on day four. This was captured on a CCTV camera and leaked later on.

The video ends with Warner being held back by Khawaja, Steve Smith, Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon as de Kock walks through the Aussie team, presumably on his way to the South African dressing room.

"Once he was run out the emotions that came from David Warner were quite natural because he knew it was a big wicket", Katich told SEN Radio.

De Villiers made a despairing dive but was well short and Lyon leapt over him in celebration, dropping the ball on his opponent before joining his team-mates in a jig of joy.Cricket Australia said Lyon had been in touch with De Villiers to say there was no malice intended and apologised.




After a fiery day of play which saw Warner and Nathan Lyon accused of crossing the line in the immediate aftermath of their combined run out of Proteas superstar AB de Villiers, tensions escalated again off the field.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the incident was reviewed by the match referee Jeff Crowe, who charged Lyon with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket, a level one offence.

Sharing his thoughts on that incident, Graeme Smith said: "The Aussies were pretty fired up at that time pushing for a victory". "But he (Lyon) is an experienced cricketer. I think it needs to be considered how to react in certain scenarios and learn from them", Gilchrist emphasised. "He used to pride himself being the guy that got into the verbal stoushes and was a leader of the aggressive mindset. It's best just to let him be". Can only assume something very personal has been throw at @davidwarner31 for this type of reaction.

"Why do you need to present that somewhat ugly look if you're playing such good cricket?"

Smith responded Gilchrist's tweet by stating, "Warner crossed many personal boundaries with the South Africans, so we can't be surprised when there is eventually a reaction".

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