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Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

The Australians, rejuvenated by five team changes in response to two humiliating defeats to the Proteas to lose the series, chased down 127 runs for victory after dismissing the tourists for 250 on the fourth day of the pink-ball Test.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

At the close, South Africa were holding on and just 70 runs ahead of Australia heading into Sunday`s fourth day.

Magical Delivery! Kagiso Rabada sends off Nic Maddinson in style, with bit of sledging — VIDEO

Magical Delivery! Kagiso Rabada sends off Nic Maddinson in style, with bit of sledging — VIDEO

Rabada, an otherwise quiet character, enjoyed himself with a bit of sledging even as his team-mates found the proceeding entertaining with their youngest member taking on the Aussies.

WATCH: Michael Vaughan conducts 'scientific experiment' to prove Virat Kohli innocent in ball-tampering row

WATCH: Michael Vaughan conducts 'scientific experiment' to prove Virat Kohli innocent in ball-tampering row

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan found these '-gates' ludicrous and employed himself to do a scientific experiment to defend both the captains.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

It was Khawaja`s fifth Test century and arguably his best as Australia seek to prevent the Proteas from an unprecedented series clean sweep after huge defeats in the opening two Tests.

India vs England: Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

India vs England: Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

The ICC has already said that it will not make any investigations as per rules.

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Hazlewood was the best of the Australian bowlers with four wickets for 68.

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said he would raise the subject with the International Cricket Council after several leading figures questioned the case against du Plessis.

Ball tampering: ICC nullifies allegations against Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli – Here's why!

Ball tampering: ICC nullifies allegations against Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli – Here's why!

As per ICC regulations on ball tampering, if a team wants to lodge a complaint about ball tampering by a rival team or its player, it has to be done within five days of the completion of the Test match.

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

In what came as a huge relief for the South African cricket team, skipper Faf du Plessis was fined for ball-tampering but was cleared to play the third and final Test against Australia.

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

According to law 42.3 of The Laws of Cricket, no artificial substance except sweat and saliva can be applied on the ball to shine it.

Australia vs South Africa: Visiting Proteas slam media `harassment` after Adelaide airport scuffle

Australia vs South Africa: Visiting Proteas slam media `harassment` after Adelaide airport scuffle

Channel Nine TV reporter Will Crouch was shoved away and pushed into a glass door as he tried to approach Proteas captain Faf du Plessis in the airport arrival hall.

Ball tampering: Faf du Plessis charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Ball tampering: Faf du Plessis charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Du Plessis has pleaded not guilty to the charge and, as such, the matter will now be heard by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Details of the hearing will be announced in due course.

Australia vs South Africa: AB de Villiers to lead Proteas on comeback despite Faf du Plessis' success

Australia vs South Africa: AB de Villiers to lead Proteas on comeback despite Faf du Plessis' success

South Africa thrashed Australia by 177 runs in the opening Perth Test and followed it up with an innings and 80 run demolition of the hosts in Hobart this week.

Faf du Plessis 'lolly' footage under review by ICC, charge likely if Code of Conduct breach found

Faf du Plessis 'lolly' footage under review by ICC, charge likely if Code of Conduct breach found

In 2013, Du Plessis was fined 50 percent of his match fee for ball tampering in the second test against Pakistan.

WATCH: Faf du Plessis caught shining the ball using lolly in mouth against Australia

WATCH: Faf du Plessis caught shining the ball using lolly in mouth against Australia

In 2013, du Plessis was fined 50 percent of the match during the second Test against Pakistan for rubbing the ball with his trouser zipper.

Australia vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's five-fer guides Proteas to 177-run win over hosts in 1st Test

Australia vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's five-fer guides Proteas to 177-run win over hosts in 1st Test

Rabada, who bowled his heart out in the second innings in the absence of bowling spearhead Dale Steyn, picked five wickets to put the Aussies on backfoot.

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test: Four-star Mitchell Starc leaves Proteas reeling on day 1

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test: Four-star Mitchell Starc leaves Proteas reeling on day 1

Australia was in a commanding position at 105 without loss, with Warner on 73 and Marsh on 29.

On this day last year, AB de Villiers destroyed India at Wankhede Stadium — WATCH

On this day last year, AB de Villiers destroyed India at Wankhede Stadium — WATCH

With the five-match series balanced at 2-2, the decider in Mumbai was expected to be a keen contest.

South Africa vs Australia: Cricket, not sledging would dominate Proteas series, says Steve Smith

South Africa vs Australia: Cricket, not sledging would dominate Proteas series, says Steve Smith

Aussie fast bowler Peter Siddle had already said he would enjoy teasing Kagiso Rabada in particular, to which the latter replied that he would love to be happy to return the favour.