AB de Villiers handed two-match ban

De Villiers handed two-match ban
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AB de Villiers will miss the rest of South Africa's one-day series against New Zealand after receiving a two-match ban for a slow over-rate.

AB de Villiers has been banned from South Africa's next two one-day internationals for allowing a slow over-rate during their game against New Zealand earlier today.

The Proteas were six overs short when time allowances were considered in their one-wicket loss to the tourists.

As well as a ban for the one-day captain, the rest of the South Africa team were docked their match fees.

De Villiers could face a ban for eight one-dayers or four Tests if he repeats the offence within 12 months.

Hashim Amla is likely to lead the side for the remainder of the three-match series.

Graeme Smith is congratulated by his team after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill during a One Day International game on January 19, 2013
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