Du Plessis fined showing dissent over umpire’s decision

South Africa's Faf du Plessis gets his leg before wicket to Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal during their ICC Twenty20 2016 Cricket World Cup match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

South African T20 captain, Faf Du Plessis was imposed a 50 percent fine of his match fee from the International Cricket Council due to showing dissent over his LBW decision last night against England.

Faf was batting well on 31 runs when he tried to scoop Suranga Lakmal, he couldn’t connect the shot and the ball struck his pad after kissing his bat, but, the umpire gave him out.

While having a long walk back to the dugout, the Proteas’ skipper was shaking his head on umpire’s decision. Du Plessis admitted his offense and accepted the 50 percent fine of match fee imposed on him by Jeff Crowe, the match referee, thus, there wasn’t any need for formal hearing.

This is the second time that Faf Du Plessis is copped with a penalty over showing dissent over umpire’s decision in the span of 12 months. Previously, he was convicted in October 2015 in the fourth ODI of the five-match ODI series against India.

Faf & Co. won the dead rubber contest against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. The two teams qualified from South Africa’s group are West Indies and England, who will face India and New Zealand in the semi finals respectively.

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