Du Plessis fined for showing dissent

  • PTI
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2015 13:24 IST
Chennai: Indian captain M S Dhoni celebrates after taking the catch off South African batsman Faf du Plessis during the fourth ODI cricket match at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Thursday. (PTI)

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the fourth ODI against India in Chennai.

The incident happened in the 15th over of South Africa’s run-chase when du Plessis showed dissent by raising his right hand after being declared caught behind off Axar Patel.

Following the match, which India won by 35 runs, du Plessis admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Indian fielder Suresh Raina (L) looks on as wicketkeeper and captain M S Dhoni (C) jumps in an attempt to take a catch off South African batsman Faf du Plessis (R) during the fourth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and South Africa at The M.A Chidambaram Stadium Chepauk in Chennai on October 22, 2015. (AFP)

The charge was laid by on-field umpires S.Ravi and C.Shamsuddin, and third umpire AK Chaudhary.

Indians celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Faf du Plessis, during their fourth one-day international cricket match in Chennai, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP)

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.

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