“Get out the f*****g way,” said Buttler, prompting Philander to stare back at him. Buttler, though, didn’t stop and continued his abusive tirade.

Ben Stokes, who was stationed at first slip, also joined him, saying: “Don’t stare him out. He’s got a point, mate.”

Pietersen attached the video of the incident and called for Buttler to be left alone, saying “this is Test Cricket and believe me, this is nothing compared to lots that goes on, on the field”.

However, others were not in agreement with Pietersen and thought Buttler had overstepped the line.

Ben Stokes produced an explosive spell of bowling as England beat South Africa by 189 runs inside the last hour of the fifth day of the second Test at Newlands.

The win levelled the four-match World Test championship series.

South Africa were bowled out for 248, with the last wicket falling when only 8.2 overs were left in the match.

Stokes took the last three wickets in the space of 14 balls to clinch the victory. He finished with three for 35.

(With AFP inputs)

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