England all-rounder Sam Curran has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and given one demerit point for striking South Africa captain Temba Bavuma on the head in the second ODI of the three-match series. sunday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the fine on Tuesday.
The teams will once again clash in the third and final match of the World Cup Super League series in Kimberley on Wednesday. Bavuma hit a match-winning 109 as South Africa took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series in Bloemfontein, before a delivery from Curran hit his stumps. Curran ran down the pitch and approached Bavuma as he celebrated his dismissal.
After the umpires’ report, New Zealand match referee Jeff Crowe decided to fine Sam Curran. Curran pleaded guilty and did not require a formal trial.
According to the ICC, Sam Curran was found to have committed a level one offense of the ICC Code of Conduct when he “celebrated excessively towards and around a dismissed batsman, an act which was likely to provoke an aggressive response”. Had the potential of. Boma”.
If a player accumulates four or more demerit points in a span of 2 years, he faces a ban. It was Curran’s first offense within the time period.
Here’s a video of the celebration by Sam Curran:
Here's the video pic.twitter.com/CyEtMwVAoG
— KaRuN (@KarunakarkarunN) February 1, 2023
Sam Curran fined 15% of his match fees and handed one demerit point for excessively celebrating the dismissal of Temba Bavuma.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 1, 2023
Batting first, England piled up a mammoth 342/7 on the board, with skipper Jos Buttler emerging as the top run-scorer for the English camp. The skipper scored an unbeaten 94 off 82 balls, while Harry Brook scored 80 off 75 balls and Moeen Ali scored 51 off 45 balls. Rounder Sam Curran.
The Proteas won the match by five wickets and chased down England’s 342 to take an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series. The third and final ODI begins at 13:00 (SAST) at Kimberley on Wednesday.
Sam Curran’s antics didn’t go down well with fans on social media who criticized the all-rounder.
Check How Fans Reacts :
Guess which one got a demerit point… Shouting at the ground vs shouting in his face #SamCurran #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/LWmMimJHc7
— Gills (@gpricey23) January 29, 2023
Batsman space, distance – the difference pic.twitter.com/eWfVFzC2nT
— Robert Bounting (@RobertBounting) January 30, 2023
Rabada got banned for a similar celebration while Curran wasn’t even warned. pic.twitter.com/NTd6ag3reV
— H (@WiratWohli) January 30, 2023