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Last Updated: Monday, 25 February 2008, 09:51 GMT
India's Sharma fined for gesture
Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma's gesture was deemed "aggressive" by the ICC
India paceman Ishant Sharma has been fined 15% of his match fee for an "aggressive gesture" to Andrew Symonds in Sunday's match against Australia.

Sharma pointed Symonds towards the pavilion after bowling him in a one-day international which Australia won.

Match referee Jeff Crowe said: "Sharma may have been provoked and this was his first offence - hence the penalty was at the lower end of the scale."

The International Cricket Council has a "zero-tolerance" stance on abuse.

Australia, India and Sri Lanka are competing in the triangular CB Series.

And Crowe added: "Hopefully the teams in these remaining matches in the CB Series will focus on the business of playing and entertaining."

Meanwhile, Australia have been fined for a slow over-rate by their bowlers in the same match.

606: DEBATE

Captain Ricky Ponting was docked 20% of his match fee, while his team-mates were fined 10% after they fell two overs behind their target.

It was the second time this year that the Australians had been fined for a slow over-rate against India.

They had been warned by Crowe over their over rate after their third Test defeat in Perth in January.

On a busy day for the match referee in Sydney, India captain Mahendra Dhoni has agreed not to use the wicket-keeping gloves he wore at the start of the innings against Australia.

The match officials found his gloves had extra illegal webbing between the thumb and the forefinger - and Dhoni quickly changed them.

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