Topley reprimanded for smashing stumps

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Reece Topley has been reprimanded by the ICC after reacting angrily to England's dramatic defeat against South Africa in Friday's Twenty20 international at Newlands.

The left-arm paceman conceded 15 runs in the final over of the match, as South Africa sneaked home by three wickets, and fluffed an opportunity to effect a run-out from the last ball when he could have forced a Super Over.

After failing to cleanly collect Joe Root's throw from long-on, with Kyle Abbott short of making his ground at the non-striker's end, Topley smashed the stumps in frustration.

An ICC statement on Saturday confirmed Topley had "received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct ... which relates to 'abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match'."

The maximum penalty for a Level 1 breach would see a player lose 50 per cent of their match fee.

Topley will hope to be given the chance to atone for his final-over misery in Cape Town when the second T20 between South Africa and England takes place in Johannesburg on Sunday.