James Anderson fined: English fast bowler James Anderson has been fined by the match referee for showing dissent to the on-field umpire.
Following an on-field feud in the last hour of the day’s play yesterday, James Anderson has been fined 15% of his match fee as a punishment. In addition to it, he has also been given a demerit point.
Since Anderson admitted to his mistake and accepted the outcome by match referee Andy Pycoft, he didn’t have to appear for a formal hearing. This is Anderson’s first wrongdoing since the ICC have mended the regulations regarding the game.
During the second day of the fifth match of the ongoing Pataudi Trophy between England and India at The Oval, England captain Joe Root, fast bowler Anderson and Indian captain Virat Kohli were involved in a quarrel after the fast bowler reportedly argued with umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
It all happened in the 29th over of the Indian innings when Dharmasena ruled a close LBW shout in favor of Kohli. As the over ended, Anderson collected his cap and jumper from the umpire in an angrily manner. He also told him that he should have given the verdict as out.
Anderson and Kohli had shared a rivalry among them back in 2014 when the former had dismissed Kohli several times during the Test series. That being said, having yet to get out off Anderson in this series, Kohli has put on a much determined show this time around.
Kohli, who was at 16, at the time of the appeal, went on to score 49 as the Indian batting order was seen collapsing yet another time in the series. With Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle, India are currently 158 runs behind the the English total.
Having already lost the series 1-3, India would be looking to at least save this match. However, given the current position, that doesn’t seem easier said than done.