Stuart Broad questions whether Australia ball tampered during England's Ashes demise

Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith fronted up after the third day of Australia's test against South Africa

Bancroft has been charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball and his captain Steve Smith has admitted that the tampering, meant to encourage reverse swing, had been planned by senior Australian players.

Cameron Bancroft was also docked £7,500 and received three demerit points after television footage showed him holding a piece of yellow sticky tape and then hiding it down his pants when he realised the cameras were on him.

England's Stuart Broad has questioned why Australia moved away from the bowling methods that served them so well during the Ashes, following Saturday's ball-tampering controversy.

Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner stood down in disgrace before day four of the match in Cape Town. Captain Smith later admitted Bancroft had been instructed to tamper with the ball by the team's "senior leadership" group.

Australia avoided detection during their 4-0 win series over Joe Root's England team earlier this winter - although the tourists were mystified as to how the home attack were able to produce such lavish reverse swing in comparison to that extracted by their own renowned exponents such as James Anderson and Chris Woakes, and at venues not routinely associated with it.

"Steve said it's the first time they've tried it and there's no evidence that they were doing this in the Ashes series from what I've seen".

Lehmann went on radio and said: "I hope the Australian public give it to Broad right from the word go".

"Look at the Ashes series we've just played, all those Test matches, and they've reverse-swung the ball sometimes in conditions you wouldn't expect it to".

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Now the heat is on the controversial Warner, who missed the start of the 2013 Ashes after a Cricket Australia ban for striking Root in a Birmingham nightspot.

"To me, it's surprising - why they would change a method that's been working?"

He was cleared by the match referee and England coach Trevor Bayliss hit out at "Pommie bashing" by the Australian media.

"Any England player that has toured Australia can laugh at those comments really, because some of the things we hear on the pitch from Australian supporters - known as "banter" - I know is worse than South Africa".

"So I can't understand why you'd come out and moan about a different country and what they are saying to their players".

'As captain, Steve Smith must take full responsibility for the actions of his players and it is appropriate that he be suspended.

"Just from the outside, it looks like Australia have started a lot of fights but then moan when someone comes back".

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