CHITTAGONG - Quinton de Kock and Tamim Iqbal were involved in a shoulder-barging incident at the stroke of lunch on the second day of the first Test in Chittagong.

Tamim played out the last ball of the 30th over bowled by Simon Harmer, and as he turned around to head to the dressing room, he got involved in a conversation with the South Africa wicketkeeper. It soon descended into shoulder-barging, but captain Hashim Amla switfly intervened and dispersed the crowd that was gathering around the umpires and Tamim. As the two teams separately walked off to the dressing-room, Dale Steyn put his arm around Tamim and had a word with him. The incident, however, was missed by the host broadcaster Gazi TV as they cut to commercial immediately after the over finished. The big screen at the ground showed some bits of the incident.

The ICC Code of Conduct's Article 2.2.7 relates to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other Person (including a spectator) in the course of play during an International Match". It also adds that "without limitation, players will breach this regulation if they deliberately walk or run into or shoulder another player".

Tamim was involved in a similar incident in the second ODI. Rilee Rossouw, while walking to celebrate Tamim's dismissal, shouldered the batsman in full view of the umpires. He was fined 50 percent of his match fees.