Smith agreed to step down temporarily.
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Steve Smith's future as Australia captain was thrown into doubt after he was banned for one match after admitting responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal that marred the ongoing Test against South Africa. Smith agreed to step down temporarily from his role ahead of Sunday's fourth day of play in Cape Town but nonetheless came under fire from all sides, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.Smith, Warner and Bancroft were then loudly booed by fans during Australia's second innings.Condemnation of Smith and his team has come from all quarters, and is not just about the ball-tampering.England pace bowler Stuart Broad branded the Australians hypocrites after Australian coach Darren Lehman complained about his players receiving abuse from some South African fans.Smith admitted Saturday to having committed "a big mistake" and took responsibility for Bancroft's actions, admitting he was involved in planning the sly move.Australia had been hoping glue from the yellow tape would stick to the ball and in turn pick up "granules," perhaps allowing their bowlers to get more swing from the ball.
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