Vijay fined for showing dissent

Vijay, who was given caught behind off the last ball of the fifth over from Morne Morkel, showed dissent at umpire Kumar Dharmasena's decision by pointing at his arm guard as he walked off. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford and third umpire C. K. Nandan.

Murali Vijay walks away frustrated after his dismissal in the second innings.   -  AP

Opening batsman Murali Vijay was fined 30 per cent of his match fees for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during India's second innings in the fourth and final Test against South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday.

Vijay, who was given caught behind off the last ball of the fifth over from Morne Morkel, showed dissent at umpire Kumar Dharmasena's decision by pointing at his arm guard as he walked off.

“The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel,” said an International Cricket Council (ICC) release.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford and third umpire C. K. Nandan. Match referee Jeff Crowe fined Vijay for breaching Level 1 of the Code of Conduct.

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

However, Virat Kohli was lucky not to be penalised. Kohli was also given caught behind by Bruce Oxenford off Imran Tahir. The Indian captain glared at the umpire with hands on his hips before starting to walk. However, the on-field umpires consulted the third umpire and the decision was reversed after television replays showed that Tahir had bowled a no ball.