Misbah-ul Haq fined, Adam Milne censured

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire`s decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during a one-day international in Sharjah.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 13, 2014, 12:59 PM IST
Misbah-ul Haq fined, Adam Milne censured

Dubai: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire`s decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during a one-day international in Sharjah.

New Zealand won the match by four wickets on Friday to level the five-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan took the first game in Dubai.

Misbah also hurt his hamstring while fielding and is now doubtful for the third match, also in Sharjah on Sunday.

"Misbah was fined 15 percent of his match fee for... showing dissent at an umpire`s decision during an international match," the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.

Misbah expressed his displeasure in the 37th over after TV umpire Joel Wilson upheld on-field umpire Richard Illingworth`s decision to give him caught behind off paceman Matt Henry.

Misbah made 47 in Pakistan`s total of 252 all out, which New Zealand overhauled in 46 overs.

Kiwi paceman Milne received an official reprimand for violating the game`s code of conduct, the ICC said.

After Milne had dismissed Pakistan`s Shahid Afridi in the 41st over, the right-arm fast bowler was clearly observed using an inappropriate word, the sport`s world governing body added.

"After the match, both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Sri Lankan match referee Roshan Mahanama," the ICC said.

Under the ICC`s code of conduct all Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player`s match fee.

The final two games in the series will be played in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Friday.