South Africa vs Australia: Imran Tahir fined for altercation with David Warner

Spinner Imran Tahir has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for his heated exchange with Australia batsman David Warner in Wednesday's fifth ODI against Australia in Cape Town.

Reuters October 14, 2016 14:38:11 IST
South Africa vs Australia: Imran Tahir fined for altercation with David Warner

Spinner Imran Tahir has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for his heated exchange with Australia batsman David Warner, while South Africa were penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate in Wednesday's fifth ODI against Australia in Cape Town.

Tahir showed a lack of respect towards the umpires when he ignored them during his verbal spat with Warner and the behaviour was deemed "contrary to the spirit of the game", the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.

Captain Faf du Plessis was docked 20 percent of his match fee and the rest of the team 10 percent after South Africa fell one over short of their target.

Du Plessis will face a suspension if he captains South Africa to another over-rate offence within the next 12 months.

Both Du Plessis and Tahir pleaded guilty and accepted the sanctions.

South Africa whitewashed Steve Smith-led Australia 5-0 in the recently concluded ODI series.

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