Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day January 23, 2006

Dravid and Khan warned against verbal volleys

Cricinfo staff

India captain Rahul Dravid and Pakistan's stand-in captain Younis Khan were summoned by Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, over the verbal volleys exchanged by the players on the third day of the second Test at Faisalabad.

A highly charged atmosphere at the Iqbal Stadium saw Pakistani bowlers - in particular Shoaib Akhtar - and fielders indulge in constant chatting with the Indian batsmen in the last session of play. Shahid Afridi was also warned verbally by the on field umpires on a few occasions.

Pathan was singled out and was often at the receiving end of what appeared to be taunting remarks made by the Pakistanis, frustrated at their inability to separate the Indian sixth wicket pair.

The captains were relieved of a fine, but were warned to maintain the spirit of the game.