Kohli fined for dissent


India batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent towards umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge following his dismissal in the Asia Cup victory over Pakistan.

Kohli missed out on a half-century when he was given out leg before wicket by Palliyaguruge after making a classy 49 that earned him the man-of-the-match award in Mirpur on Saturday.

Replays showed Kohli got an inside edge on Mohammad Sami's delivery and his reaction proved to be costly after he admitted to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

An ICC statement said: "The incident happened in the 15th over of India's innings when Kohli, after being given out leg before, displayed dissent by first showing his bat and then leaving the crease while looking back at the umpire and uttering some words that were contrary to the spirit of the game.

"On Sunday, Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. 

"The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Sharfuddoula, third umpire Enamul Haque and fourth official Anisur Rahman. 

"For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee."

India won by five wickets after bowling their arch-rivals out for just 83 to make it two wins out of two in the Asia Cup.