Kohli fined after umpire outburst


Virat Kohli has been hit with a fine after pleading guilty to breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during day three of India's second Test with South Africa.

India's captain starred with the bat to compile a stunning 153 at Centurion on Monday, but found himself in hot water after protesting to umpire Michael Gough about the dampness in the outfield affecting the ball following a rain delay.

He went so far as to throw the ball into the ground in a manner described as "aggressive" by the governing body, with the 29-year-old - who pleaded guilty - receiving a fine of 25 per cent of his match fee and one demerit point.

Level 1 breaches can result in a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee and two demerit points.

India made 307 in their first innings in response to the hosts' 335, with the Proteas having won the first Test by 72 runs.