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Tahir fined, South Africa docked for slow over rate

Bowler punished for war of words with Warner

19:09 October 14, 2016

Cape Town: Spinner Imran Tahir has been fined 30 per cent 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 per cent of his match fee and the rest of the team 10 per cent 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.