Dilshan fined

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The Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing in the second Test against England in Colombo.

Dilshan was bowling at Jonathan Trott on day three when he sprinted towards the England batsman in celebration after the ball popped to short leg. There was no bat involved, though, and the appeal was promptly turned down.

Dilshan duly pleaded guilty to a level 1 breach of the ICC code of conduct, relating to clause 2.1.5.

That dictates excessive appealing "shall include a) repeated appeal of the same decision/appeal and b) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given".

The match referee, Javagal Srinath, said: "Dilshan accepted the charge and the penalty imposed without qualms and so there was no need for a formal hearing."

Meanwhile, Graeme Swann struck twice in the second session to deal body blows to Sri Lanka's desperate bid to save the second and final test against England on Friday.

The England off-spinner removed former captains Tillakaratne Dilshan (35) and Kumar Sangakkara (21) to leave Sri Lanka, who lead the two-match series 1-0, reeling on 139 for four at the fourth day's tea break.

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene (20) and Thilan Samaraweera (11) were in the middle with Sri Lanka still trailing England by 46 runs.

Dilshan, who has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for excessive appealing, was not happy after he was given out, caught at slip by James Anderson.

The batsman asked for a review and with no Hot-Spot in use, there seemed no conclusive evidence to prove otherwise and the field umpire's decision stood.

Swann then removed Sangakkara who had struggled for nearly two hours before edging a catch behind the wicket to Matt Prior.

Sri Lanka lost both openers in the morning session when English seamers removed both Dhammika Prasad (34) and Lahiru Thirimanne (11) but not before the visitors paid for some sloppy fielding.

Anderson got rid of the shaky Thirimanne, who edged a catch to Andrew Strauss at slip with the total on 23.

Prasad, sent in as a nightwatchman, justified his promotion and hung around for 87 minutes before he pulled Steven Finn straight to Tim Bresnan at deep square leg when the total was on 64.

It was some relief for Finn, who had dropped Prasad at mid-off when the batsman was on 21.

The missed opportunity was a second heartbreak for Swann, who earlier saw Matt Prior gift Thirimanne a reprieve by wasting a simple stumping chance.
(Agencies)

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  • TruePatriot Friday, 06 April 2012 07:04 PM

    that's not true. you obviously have selective memory.
    if sri lanka is to become a truly developed country, our people need to get rid of this "victim" mentality. thinking the whole world is out to get us

    Milinda Monday, 09 April 2012 07:01 AM

    kumari learn to accept defeat, no one can cheat. They played better than us....

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:10 PM

    Of course its true. We are always the victims at the mercy of bigger and more powerful countries. Maybe you have selective memory to forget what happened to us recently in Geneva. We are even victims to our own politicians at home.

    kiribath Friday, 06 April 2012 07:54 PM

    I thought its for the Indian story ?

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:49 PM

    Maybe you have 'colonial mentality' where everything the white man does is right and good?

    Kimbula Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:34 AM

    Check your Nelsonian eye drog.........

    Nimesh Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:34 AM

    At least he had something to appeal..

    Christo Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:12 AM

    Modawansa is brilliant. We think the same. Umpire pissed with Dilshan took his revenge. I thought the benefit of doubt is for the batsman.

    Modawansa Friday, 06 April 2012 12:35 PM

    And punished by ruling him out in the second innings.

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 06 April 2012 12:25 PM

    In this match, we saw so many wrong decisions, i.e. Dilshan's Third umpire's one. IT'S LEGALLY OUT CAUGHT, but, the ball did not touch the bat. BRITS DESPARATE TO WIN & all are supporting, including one SL Commentator..

    Black Mamba Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:45 AM

    He was double fined when they gave him out in the second innings. There was daylight between the bat and pad but they went ahead anyway!

    lalith Friday, 06 April 2012 12:43 PM

    how to get wickets with out appealing????

    Nodrog Friday, 06 April 2012 01:10 PM

    Only Asian countries get fined, others get away with anything...even threatening to kill a batsman for not walking when the fielder thought it was out.

    Ruwan Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:59 AM

    I totally disagree with the ICC rule that says if the third umpire has a doubt whether the batsman is out then the Head Umpire's decision stands! How can this be true? if the third umpire cannot say whether its out or not with all the technology then how can the Head Umpire give it out? The benefit of the doubt should be given to the batsman! This rule should be amended!

    Gayan Friday, 06 April 2012 02:00 PM

    Andy flower got away with no such penelty for questioning two umpiring decisions. One rule for whites another for others.

    kumari Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:05 AM

    British Floppy Cricketers Trying to win the game by cheating. .Champions only in their home country showing their true col ours now.

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 06 April 2012 02:31 PM

    @M de Z, SL innings did last to play another day. (never happened what you suggested to Ian Botham at one stage of the game, "If SL innings last tonight???) Get some life buddy ..

    steven Friday, 06 April 2012 03:19 PM

    Lalith; Read the ICC rules?

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 06 April 2012 04:21 PM

    @ SL Commentator, Please note that SL innings did last to play another day. (never happened what you suggested to other Commentator at one stage of the game,( "If SL innings last tonight???) Get some life buddy ..


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