England fast-bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of match fee for the send-off he gave to Rishabh Pant in the first innings of the third England vs India Test. He also had one demerit point added to his record for the same incident.
The incident had occurred in the 92nd over of India’s innings. Debutant Pant had inside-edged Broad onto his stumps to be dismissed for 24. Broad, however, did not let the debutant make his way to the pavilion without any drama as he walked towards him and spoke in an aggressive manner.
Broad breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”.
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The charges were laid by the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney along with third umpire Aleem Dar. Broad accepted the sanction levied by match referee Jeff Crowe, without the need of a formal hearing.
India on brink of winning third England vs India Test:
India are just one wicket away from winning the ongoing game at Trent Bridge. It looked like India would complete the proceedings quickly when they had England reeling at 62 for 4.
However, Jos Butter and Ben Stokes stitched together a stand of 169 to frustrate the visitors. The duo worked patiently as they benefitted from a lack of swing as the game progressed.
Buttler, dropped on one by Pant, was eventually pinned lbw by Jasprit Bumrah (5-85), who went on to knock back Jonny Bairstow’s off-stump next delivery en route to second Test five-for. Prior to that, Buttler had completed his maiden Test ton. The right-hander scored 106.
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Stokes and Chris Woakes (4) were then dismissed as India pushed for victory late in the evening. However, Adil Rashid and Broad delayed the inevitable with an entertaining fifty partnership. Bumrah came back to dismiss Broad to complete his five-wicket haul. But Rashid and Anderson held on to ensure it will take India five days to cut England’s lead in the series to 2-1. England were 311 for 9 in pursuit of 521 at stumps.