Rabada was fined 50% of his match fee and docked three demerit points.
Although this, Rabada has accumulated a total of nine demerit points within a span of 24 months, which automatically lead to the two-match suspension. "I cant keep doing this because I'm letting the team down and I'm letting myself down".
As far as physical contact goes, Rabada was insistent his brush with Smith was entirely accidental, which was the reason he opted to contest the charge. "A lot has been said about how fantastic KG's rise is, best strike-rate in world cricket at the moment or ever, so I don't think you have to say too much more". It is scary to think that he is only going to get better and is he keeps going like this, he is nearly certain to end up as the greatest pacer in South Africa's history.
Cricket South Africa and Rabada have 48 hours to appeal the ICC's decision over his incident with Smith if they choose to do so.
But Rabada's disciplinary record is a problem which South Africa needs to deal with if it's not going to lose him regularly to bans.
Another option would be all-rounder Chris Morris, who won the last of his four test caps against England last July. "I was just so pumped up".
Although Australia added 35 for the last two wickets once Rabada's spell had finished, their 239 all out still only left a target of 101. "I'm certainly looking forward to him playing a huge part in the upcoming games", Du Plessis said after things up inside four days.
An 11th dismissal followed when Mitchell Starc edged through to the keeper, giving Rabada the second-best figures by a South African bowler in a Test against Australia.
"I was just exhausted of playing".
He was due to play a provincial four-day game starting on Thursday to try and prove his fitness, but local media reported that he had postponed his comeback by a week. Really good to see him in top form again. You don't want to roll over. It was a short flick of two players and you'd get one or two demerit points as a slap on the wrist because it wasn't full-body contact. With Dale Steyn also out of contention for Newlands because he has not played the required franchise first-class game, Morne Morkel should slot back in to say farewell to Cape Town, in his final series.