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Peterson let off with a reprimand

Cricinfo staff

March 29, 2007

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Robin Peterson prepares to undertake his demolition job © Getty Images
Robin Peterson has been reprimanded for smashing the stumps after he hit the winning runs in South Africa's one-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Peterson demolished the stumps at the non-striker's end with his bat after edging a four to third man off Lasith Malinga.

"I actually meant to swing my bat above the stumps but my spikes got caught up in the pitch and I lost balance," Peterson explained. "It didn't look pretty but I'll take the two points, whatever it looked like. I'm just so happy to be able to contribute towards the win."

The ICC match referee, Jeff Crowe, summoned Peterson to a disciplinary hearing but let him off with a warning. "It was decided to give him an official reprimand," Crowe said. "No fine will be imposed."

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