Murali Vijay plays a shot
Murali Vijay had showed dissent after being given out during Day 3 of Test against South Africa © Getty Images


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Indian opener Murali Vijay was today fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against the umpire after being given out in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against South Africa in Delhi. “India’s Murali Vijay has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during day three of the fourth Test between India and South Africa in New Delhi on Saturday,” the ICC said in a statement. Vijay was fined 30 per cent of his match fee by match referee Jeff Crowe.  The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2015 4th Test at Delhi

After being given out caught behind off the last ball of the fifth over from Morne Morkel, Vijay showed dissent at the decision by pointing at his arm guard as he walked off.The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford, and third umpire CK Nandan. All 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. ALSO READ: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma show resistance to take South Africa to 40/1 vs India at tea in 4th Test, Day 4

Earlier, on Day 4 India had declared at 267 for 5 of the fourth Test against South Africa, thereby setting South Africa a target of 481 to win the match. Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 100, which was his second century of the match. Rahane had scored 127 in the first innings and has followed it up another classy century in the second innings as well. Rahane therefore becomes the fifth Indian player to score twin centuries in a Test after Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Vijay Hazare. South Africa managed to pick up just one wicket in the first session of the day in the form of Kohli at 88.