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Aussies Gilchrist and McGrath fined for dissent


PUNE, India, March 28 (AFP) - Australian vice captain Adam Gilchrist and fast bowler Glenn McGrath were fined 50 percent of their match fees for showing dissent during the first one-day match, it was announced on Wednesday.

Indian cricket board secretarey Jayawant Lele said the two players were penalised by match referee Cammie Smith of the West Indies after Sunday's day-night match which India won by 60 runs.

"The players were reported by the umpires for showing dissent and they were fined 50 per cent of their match fees," Lele said during the second one-dayer here.

Both Gilchrist and McGrath were seen to exchange words with the umpires during the acrimonious international at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

Gilchrist was reported for arguing with the umpires when Australian skipper Steve Waugh was declared leg before for 18 off spinner Virender Sehwag.

Television replays showed the ball take the edge of the bat before hitting the front pad.

McGrath also questioned the umpire's decision to give him leg-before off fast bowler Javagal Srinath.

Steve Waugh had refused to comment on the umpiring decisions after the match.

"You have two eyes, you saw it all. It's not right for me to say anything," Waugh had told reporters on Sunday.





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