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Marsh was angry after losing his wicket.

Mitchell Marsh and Kagiso Rabada involved in verbal confrontation

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It has certainly been an eventful Test series so far, in which Australia are currently touring South Africa.

Having lost the opening Test to their tourists, hosts South Africa roared back in the second fixture in Port Elizabeth, winning the match by a comfortable six wickets to tie the series at one apiece.

South Africa eased to their victory target, notching up 102/4, having previously restricted the Australian side to 243 and 239 in their two batting innings.

The two games so far have been fiery affairs between two rivaling cricketing nations, and the second Test did not hold back when it came to adding further fuel to an ever increasing fire.

Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh was cast into the spotlight on Monday after losing his wicket to Proteas fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada.

Marsh, aged 26, was going along nicely on 45 when he was clean bowled by Rabada, who left the right-handed batsman's off-stump flying out of the ground with an absolute peach of a delivery.

What happened next sent fans social media in lip-reading mode, as Marsh appeared to swear at his opponent.

As Marsh was making his way from the middle back to take his place in the pavilion, he was involved in a heated verbal exchange with Rabada.

We shall leave this video here, and you can make up your own mind.

Of course, Twitter knew exactly what was said.

Rabada, a young hotshot at the age of 22, has found himself in hot water during the second Test already, for over-aggressive on-pitch behaviour following wickets.

Captain Steve Smith and Vice-Captain David Warner were both victims to Rabada's taunts after losing their wickets to him, with the bowler possibly facing a two-Test series-ending ban for his actions.

Despite his verbal mind-games with the Australian top and middle batting order, Rabada ended the match with phenomenal bowling figures, taking 11 wickets across the two innings.

The two teams face a 10-day break, ahead of the third Test in Cape Town. 

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