Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

India star Jadeja banned for vicious throw

India star Jadeja banned for vicious throw

Apparently, Jadeja received three demerit points as well as a fine of 50% of his match fee for throwing a ball in a "dangerous manner" at Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne, despite the batsman not having left his crease, after fielding it off his own bowling, during the third day's play on Saturday.

Sri Lanka went out for the morning session without Pradeep, who is expected to bat, but were buoyed by the early dismissal of the prolific Pujara, Dimuth Karunaratne taking his first Test victim after a successful review for leg before in the second over of the day.

A win here will seal the three-match series for India after their 304-run win in the first test.

But the hosts fought back through a defiant 191-run second-wicket partnership between the left-handed Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, who fell for 110 before stumps on day three.

He finished with five for 69 while fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Mohammed Shami took two wickets each. Chandimal's overnight partner Mendis attempted to force Yadav over the infield only to be caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

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Saha showed his liking for spin, sweeping and using his feet expertly, while the unsafe Jadeja struck Herath for two sixes in as many balls as India amassed another huge total.

Despite his not-so-good performances in the matches preceding the India Vs Sri Lanka series, Ravindra Jadeja is doing real good in the ongoing test series.

The final Test is scheduled to begin on August 12 in Pallekele. The on-field umpires deemed the throwing "in a risky manner" as it narrowly missed Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan batsman.

"As Jadeja had received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points during the Indore Test against New Zealand in October 2016 for violating 2.2.11 of the Code, with the addition of Saturday's three demerit points, he has reached the threshold of four demerit points, which, pursuant to article 7.6 of the Code, have now been converted into two suspension points", it added.

The sport's governing body said that Jadeja had admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction and therefore, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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