Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day December 13, 2014

Warner, Kohli, Dhawan fined for altercation

ESPNcricinfo staff

David Warner, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have been fined by the ICC for their involvement in two separate incidents on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test. Warner has been fined 15% of his match fee while Kohli and Dhawan have been docked 30% of theirs following squabbles between the Indian and Australian players on Friday.

The first incident took place in the second session of the fourth day when India pacer Varun Aaron dismissed Warner off a no-ball. Kohli and Aaron had given the batsman a send-off and once he was called back by the umpires, Warner shouted "come on, come on" towards the bowler.

Warner shouted "come on" again as he left alone the next delivery, angering the Indian players a little more. Dhawan and Warner then exchanged a few words, stopping the game in the process. Warner later admitted he may have responded a bit too strongly but stated that this was a part of the game.

Kohli was fined for his argument with Steven Smith, following an lbw appeal off Rohit Sharma's bowling.

All three players were charged under Level 1 Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute."

The three players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe, who also spoke to both captains and reminded them of their responsibilities.

"Both captains agreed that they will take the lead and the responsibility for setting the example. In particular, to stop any unacceptable aggression of any kind towards opposing players," Crowe said.

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