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29 Mar 2018

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith breaks down in tears over ball tampering scandal

Sports reporter

The awesome power of a small piece of sand paper to rub a whole country up the wrong way. Yes, it’s the latest twist in the cricket cheating scandal where personal shame meets national outrage. Now head coach Darren Lehmann is to step down after the final Test match against South Africa. His decision came after the, now suspended, captain Steve Smith, broke down in tears at a mea culpa press conference. A warning – there are flashing images from the start of this report from our sports reporter, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan.