Australian pair Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft greeted by thunderous booing from South African fans

The two men at the centre of the Australian ball tampering controversy, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft have copped it big time from South African supporters in Cape Town.

 Less than 24 hours after admitting they both took part in intentionally altering the ball during day three of the 3rd test at Newlands, the pair were greeted with thunderous boo's from the crowd.

Australia collapsed in the final session to be all-out for 107, losing the test by 322 runs, a final nail in the coffin on the darkest day in the country's cricketing history.

Bancroft's dismissal with Australia on 57 signalled the start of a collapse, which saw the tourists lose 10 for 50 in 19 overs.

As the opening batsman made his way back to the dressing room he was hit with universal disdain from punters inside the ground.

Smith, who stood down from captaining the side for the remainder of the Test match before play, received a similar reception when he made his way out to bat following the wicket of David Warner a few minutes later.

As well as relinquishing his captaincy, Smith was handed a one-test ban by the ICC and fined 100 per cent of his match fee while Bancroft escaped suspension, he did receive a 75 per cent fine.

South Africa lead the four match series 2-1 with a game to play.

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