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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has been fined 20 percent of his match fee for the way he celebrated after dismissing West Indies opener Chadwick Walton during the second Twenty20 International in Karachi.
Walton scored a 29-ball 40, which included five boundaries and two sixes, before he was clean bowled by Shadab.
Upon removing Walton, Shadab pointed his finger at him and made an inappropriate comment.
As a result, the 19-year-old, who was also handed a demerit point, was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.7 of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.
Since Shadab accepted the sanction proposed by match referee David Boon, there will be no need for a formal hearing.
Pakistan won the match by 82 runs due to Babar Azam’s career-best knock of 97 not out. Since they also triumphed in the first Twenty20 International, they will go into the third match of the series on Tuesday with an unassailable 2-0 lead.