Veteran opener Murali Vijay has been fined 10 per cent match fee for expressing dissent over an on-field umpiring decision during Tamil Nadu's season-opening Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka in Dindigul on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>On-field umpire Nitin Pandit turned down a caught-behind appeal against Karnataka batsman Pavan Deshpande during an over of Ravichandran Ashwin right before the tea-break. <p></p> <p></p>This was reportedly among a series of unfavourable decisions against Tamil Nadu which apparently left the players disappointed including senior cricketers Vijay, Ashwin and wicketkeeper N Jagadeeshan. <p></p> <p></p>After the aforementioned caught-behind appeal was rejected, the Tamil Nadu cricketers surrounded the pitch that prompted umpire Pandit to have a chat with Ashwin. The square leg umpire Anil Dandekar, on the other hand, could be seen calming down an aggrieved Vijay. <p></p> <p></p>Later, TN team management confirmed that Vijay has been penalised for his behaviour during the course of play. <p></p> <p></p>Karnataka were bowled out for 336 in their first innings after opting to bat first on Monday. Devdutt Padikkal (78), Pavan Deshpande (65) and Krishnappa Gowtham (51) struck half-centuries. In-form opener Mayank Agarwal struck 43 but their captain Karun Nair was run out for 8. <p></p> <p></p>For TN, Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of 4/79 while Manimaran Siddharth, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh chipped in with a couple of wickets each.