During a Test series already fraught with controversy (read: the stairwell saga, Lyon’s ball drop, the Rabada ban and its reversal), another massive issue broke out in Cape Town: ball tampering. Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera seemingly working on the ball with a foreign substance in his hand, only for Australia captain Steven Smith to come out at the end of the day and accept that it was something planned by the team’s on-field leadership group. Here’s the full story:

March 26
News – FICA chief calls for ‘honour code’ among players
News – Smith, Warner, Lehmann in sights as Sutherland flies to South Africa
News – Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain
News analysis – Why is Australia so outraged at Steven Smith’s team?

March 25
Comment – Sambit Bal: This is Australia’s moment of truth
News – Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA
Video – Du Plessis: ‘Ball shining v ball tampering? One is much more serious’
Video – Voges: We will see changes to Australia’s hierarchy
News – Australia must forge new identity – Paine
Video – ‘Reality of the situation has sunk in for Australia’ – Paine
News – Broad pours scorn on Australian double-standards
Video – Brettig: Lehmann’s position close to untenable
News – Steven Smith banned for one Test, Bancroft given three demerit points
News – Steven Smith and Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain
News – Australian government calls for Smith to be removed
Video – A very sad day for Australian cricket – Sutherland

March 24
News analysis – Brettig: Australia’s ‘line’ becomes their noose
News analysis – Moonda: South Africa back on the moral high ground
Video – Voges: Australia’s reputation comes in question now
Video – The leadership group knew about the tampering – Smith
News – Desperation drove Australia to cheat, says Smith
Video – ‘Panicked once I was sighted on the screen’ – Bancroft
News – Bancroft, Smith admit to ball tampering
Reactions – Tell me this is a bad dream – Michael Clarke
News – Cameron Bancroft at centre of alleged ball-tampering row

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