BSP-07 England’s Anderson fined for dissent in India Test

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England’s Anderson fined for dissent in India Test

LONDON, Sept 9, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – England fast bowler James Anderson has
been fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent to the umpire in
Saturday’s play in the fifth Test against India at the Oval.

Anderson is just two shy of Australia great Glenn McGrath’s record of 563
Test wickets — the most taken by any fast bowler.

Chasing that record on the second day of the Test, Anderson was angry at an
unsuccessful lbw review against star batsman Virat Kohli in the 29th over of
India’s innings.

He snatched his cap and jumper from umpire Kumar Dharmasena and “spoke to
him in an aggressive manner”, the ICC said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Anderson has admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, the ICC said.

In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to his
disciplinary record.

England are on top in the Test with India set to resume on Sunday on 174
for six — a deficit of 158 runs — after Kohli eventually fell to Ben Stokes
for 49.

England have an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

BSS/AFP/FI/ 1522 hrs