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Sri Lanka batting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing in the second Test with England at Colombo.

Dilshan was bowling at Jonathan Trott yesterday when he sprinted towards the striker’s end in celebration after the ball popped to short-leg. There was no bat involved, though, and the appeal was promptly turned down.

Dilshan pleaded guilty to a level one breach of the ICC code of conduct, relating to clause 2.1.5.

That dictates excessive appealing “shall include a) repeated appeal of the same decision/appeal and b) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given”.

Match referee Javagal Srinath said: “Dilshan accepted the charge and the penalty imposed without qualms and so there was no need for a formal hearing.”

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