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South African team report David Warner to on-field umpires during second Test

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The Second Test between Australia and South Africa in Port Elizabeth has been a tense affair from the off, and it has recently threatened to boil over with Aussie star David Warner being accused of ball tampering by his rivals.

The opening batsman was seen with heavy strapping to his left hand, and this strapping has led to complaints from the South African team, who have mentioned to umpires that it could be helping him tamper with the ball.

Amazingly, Warner actually accused AB de Villiers of the same offence in 2014 at the very same venue, and was eventually fined 15% of his match fee for the outburst.

Neither side have made any kind of statement on the alleged tampering in this Test as of yet, and the accusations come as the match is finely poised.

South Africa are batting after Australia were bowled out for 243, with the latter leading the series after a win in the first Test.

The game has already been incredibly bad tempered, with a spat between Warner and South African star Quinton de Kock taking centre stage during the first Test in Durban.

Warner had to be restrained, later explaining it was due to comments from De Kock relating to his wife.

"He made a comment that was vile and disgusting and about my wife and just in general about a lady was quite poor, I felt."

A picture can be seen below of Warner's tape on his hand.

CSA figures Clive Eksteen and Altaaf Kazi have intensified the drama even further, after being spotted posing with fans wearing Sonny Bill-Williams masks, again referencing Warner's wife.

Both are expected to be disciplined heavily by the organisation.

"Cricket South Africa wishes to distance itself from the alleged action of certain officials in associating themselves with fans wearing masks representing the face of Sonny Bill Williams."

Warner and Australia will be hoping that they can put the ball tampering allegations and associated drama to bed by taking a 2-0 lead in the series.

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