Ishant Sharma fined over wild celebration of Dawid Malan wicket

first_imgIshant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees and received one demerit point after he was found guilty of violating Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during day 3 of the first Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday.Ishant, who took a five-wicket haul on Friday, violated Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.During the first session’s play on Friday, Ishant Sharma celebrated the dismissal of Dawid Malan in close proximity with him — an action that the match officials felt could have provoked an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman.Ishant Sharma admitted to the offence after the end of the day’s play and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and therefore, a formal hearing for the incident was not needed.INDIA VS ENGLAND, 1ST TEST DAY 4 LIVE CRICKET SCOREThe charge was levelled at Ishant by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus as well as the fourth umpire Tim Robinson.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.On the third day of the Edgbaston Test, Ishant Sharma tore apart England’s middle-order with an inspired spell of fast bowling. After R Aswhin snared Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings and Joe Root, Ishant got into the act with the wickets of Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Staurt Broad as England were bowled out for 180 in the second innings.advertisementIshant took five wickets in the second innings but four of them came in the three overs. He took the wickets of Bairstow, Stokes and Buttler in the 31st over itself to peg England back.Ishant is the most experienced bowler in the Indian team and produced a majestic spell to leave England gasping for breath. Ishant bowled with pace, fire and plenty of aggression. He squared Malan up with a great outswinger before removing the dangerous Bairstow with a nice inswinger. Two balls later, Stokes had no clue how to deal with another outswinger from around the wicket. Next up, right after lunch, Ishant got Buttler to edge one behind the wickets to Dinesh Kartik.The fifth wicket took a while coming for Ishant. He bowled another peach and Broad drove at a ball which was shaping away from him; Dhawan, who had dropped two easy chances before, took it safely at first slip.This was a spectacular performance from Ishant, who had single-handedly demolished a strong England batting line-up four years ago at Lord’s to set up a historic victory for India.With England all out for 180, India need 194 runs to win the match. Despite Ishant’s heroics on Day 3, India failed to chase the target and were all out for 162 with Virat Kohli (51) ending up as the highest scorer.England won the Test by a close margin of 31 runs.last_img

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