Cricket Australia probes Warner, de Kock first Test row

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Nathan Lyon was on Monday charged with Level 1 breach following his ball-drop send-off to South African cricket team batting mainstay AB de Villiers on the fourth day of the opening Test at Kingsmead, Durban.

Lyon could be fined 50 percent of his match-fee and be handed up to two demerit points.

De Villiers was run out for a duck after he was left sprawling on the turf trying to make his ground.

The Australian has accepted the charge and has since sought out de Villiers to apologise. "He used to pride himself being the guy that got into the verbal stoushes and was a leader of the aggressive mindset".

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis suggested Lyon's celebration wasn't on the minds of his team, who have fallen 1-0 down in the four-Test series that continues in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

"He is an experienced cricketer".

Aiden Markram turned down a run early in South Africa's pursuit of 417, leaving De Villiers diving for the crease as Lyon whipped off the bails.

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Former Australian wicketkeeper and captain Adam Gilchrist has spoken out to say that players need to act more calm and civil when disorder amongst players arises.

"CA is working to establish the facts of what has occurred and will not be commenting further until that has been done".

"He can be a bit of a fool at times".

"Very hard to comment on the detail of it but no denying that some of the parts of the celebration of the run-out of De Villiers and then obviously this incident that I'm sure you're getting to, of this leaked dressing room footage, it's not a very good look".

Speaking about Warner, Gilchrist said the Australian vice-captain was not projecting the image of a leader.

"I think it needs to be considered how to react in certain scenarios and learn from the scenarios". Both teams were reminded by match referee Jeff Crowe of the spirit in which the game should be played.

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