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Nathan Lyon Fined For De Villiers Run-Out Incident

Durban (March 05, 2018): Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for his reaction following the run out of South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in the first Test at Kingsmead on Monday.

Australia won the first match of a four-Test series by 118 runs, but the tourists were criticised for their ebullient celebration of the dramatic run out of De Villiers in the second innings.De Villiers was run out for naught after being involved in a mix-up with opening batsman Aiden Markram, with Lyon, who had knocked off the bails, dropping the ball towards the sprawled batsman as he ran over to join ecstatic celebrations.

The International Cricket Council ruled that Lyon´s reaction amounted to a breach of level one of its code of conduct as behaviour that was “contrary to the spirit of the game”.Australia Win The First Test Against South AfricaLyon, who returned match figures of 3-136, admitted the offense and sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe that also saw the 30-year-old penalized with a demerit point.

The bowler was said to have apologized to De Villiers and the pair were seen shaking hands while the teams warmed up on Monday

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