So this is what happened: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct after television footage appeared to show him applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth day’s play in the second Test in Hobart, which concluded on Tuesday - and which, South Africa won.

You can see the video footage here

The charge relates to changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 and has been laid by the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson who has exercised his right to do so according to Article 3.1.3 of the Code.

But Du Plessis's teammates have stood by him:

Not just on it, but even off it... like this Dale Steyn tweet, which completely demolished Australia and how they're perceived as a strong team:

Du Plessis has pleaded not guilty to the charge - and now it's over to the investigators.