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Cricket: Pakistan opener Ahmed fined 50% of match fee for Dilshan shove

Published on Dec 23, 2013 5:59 PM
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(REUTERS) - Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been fined half of his match fee, for pushing Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan in the shoulder during their 113-run victory in the third one-day cricket international on Sunday.

He has pleaded guilty to the charge of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players" brought by the umpires, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Monday.

The incident occurred at the end of the 19th over of Pakistan's innings after a debate between Dilshan and Ahmed, who scored 81 before being run out in the match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

The win put Pakistan 2-1 up in the five-match series. The fourth ODI will be played on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi with the final match on Friday.

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