Australia batsman David Warner says row with South African was banter
Australia's David Warner has played down an incident with Thami Tsolekile during the match with South Africa 'A.'
Last Updated: 28/07/13 9:42am
Sledging between the pair for the second consecutive day spilled over and the umpires at the LC de Villiers Oval in Pretoria felt it necessary to intervene twice.
The opener, already in trouble with his country's governing body for punching England's Joe Root and exiled from the Ashes squad, will not face further punishment with Cricket Australia stating the umpires had not reported the incident.
Later on Saturday, Warner posted on Twitter: "Great to be back playing cricket, had lots of fun this week and a bit of friendly banter from the wicket keeper. Was very funny!!"
The spotlight has been trained on the 26-year-old New South Wales star since last month, when a widely-publicised clash with England's Root in a Birmingham bar saw him dropped from the Australia Ashes squad.
With the tourists struggling for runs in the ongoing series in England, in which they find themselves 2-0 down with three to play, Warner had been tipped to make a return to the line-up.
But although Warner's form in the clash with the Proteas second string had been promising - a first-innings knock of 193 the highlight of the match - he may now find himself snubbed again by Australia head coach Darren Lehmann ahead of the third Test at Old Trafford.
The match in Pretoria ended in a draw after Australia A made 474-5 declared and 254-6 and South Africa A compiled 614-7 declared.