ICC Fines Dhawan, Kohli, Warner

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli (left) and Shikhar Dhawan were both fined for their part in incidents on day four
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The International Cricket Council has fined Indian pair Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli as well as Australian David Warner following incidents in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Although the match was generally played in a fair and competitive manner, the ICC ruled that the three players breached the ICC Code of Conduct after two separate incidents on day four.

The flashpoint occurred after David Warner was dismissed by Varun Aaron only for a no ball call to allow him to continue his innings.

Warner made a "provocative comment" towards the bowler after the no ball was confirmed and after the next delivery, Dhawan moved towards Warner and "aggressively remonstrated" with him.

Warner was fined 15 per cent and Dhawan 30 per cent of their match fees.

Kohli, India's captain, was fined 30 per cent after stopping to play to approach and remonstrate with Steve Smith later on in the day after an LBW appeal off the bowling of Rohit Sharma had been turned down.

Like Warner and Dhawan, he pleaded guilty to breaching Level 1 of the Code of Conduct and he was fined 30 per cent of his match fee.

Australia won the match by 48 runs.

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The International Cricket Council has fined Indian pair Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli as well as Australian David Warner following incidents in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.