England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge June 5, 2006

Jayawardene fined

Cricinfo staff

Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, has been fined 20% of his match fee for knocking over his stumps after being dismissed at Trent Bridge in the final Test of the series.

Jayawardene, hoping to become only the second captain from his country to win a Test in England, vented his frustration after being dismissed for 45. After chasing a wide delivery from Liam Plunkett, he got an edge and was caught by wicketkeeper Geraint Jones upon which he swished his bat and knocked over his stumps, more in frustration with himself than in annoyance with the umpire's decision.

Though he apologised immediately to square leg umpire Rudi Koertzen as he left the field, it wasn't enough to save him from punishment following a hearing with match referee Alan Hurst, who imposed the fine in accordance with a Level One breach of the ICC's Code of Conduct.