The Ashes: Johnson, Stokes charged for clash

Adelaide: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have been charged for "inappropriate and deliberate conduct" after clashing during the second Ashes test.

The pair made contact in a heated exchange on Sunday during the fourth day`s play. Australia won the match by 218 runs on Monday.

The pair had both pleaded not guilty to the charge in a hearing.

Match referee Jeff Crowe was deliberating and was expected to hand down his decision within 24 hours.

The maximum penalty for a breach of the ICC`s contact rule is a ban of one test and/or a fine of their entire match fee.

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