Cameron Bancroft earned Australian Cricket Awards votes from the Newlands Test against South Africa after which he was handed a nine-month ban for sandpapering the ball.

Before Australia were plunged into crisis, Bancroft top scored in Australia’s first innings with 77 out of 255. It was enough to earn him three votes (two from the players and one from the umpires/media) as part of the awards voting process.

Bancroft was trapped lbw by Vernon Philander early in a collapse of 5 for 25 that would eventually lead to Australia conceding a deficit of 56.