South Africa’s fast bowler Kagiso Rabada‘s appeal hearing against his two match ban lasted more than six hours.

Judicial Commissioner Michael Heron of New Zealand has 48 hours to arrive at a verdict after attending the proceedings via video conference from his country.

Also present at the hearing was Rabada, advocate Dali Mpofu, team manager Mohammed Moosajee and members of Cricket South Africa’s legal team.

The verdict will be delivered before the third Test between South Africa and Australia, which will be played in Newlands on Thursday.