After being dismissed in his side's first innings, Sohag pointed to his arm to indicate that the ball had struck him rather than his bat before he was given out caught.
The charge was laid by match officials Richard Illingworth, Nigel Llong, Tyron Wijewardene and Sena Nandiweera and Gazi admitted the offence, accepting the sanctions proposed by match referee David Boon.
Sohag had breached Article 2.1.3 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'.
The match ended in a high-scoring draw and the two sides meet in the second and final match in Colombo, beginning on Saturday (16th March).
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