Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal Fined for Bowling Beamers

Updated: 01 March 2015 17:36 IST

Suranga Lakmal bowled two successive beamers at England's Jos Buttler in the 50th and final over of England's innings in their World Cup clash at Wellington.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka
Jos Buttler ducks under a beam ball from Suranga Lakmal. © AFP

Wellington:

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined on Sunday for firing two successive beamers at England's Jos Buttler, an action for which he showed "no remorse", the International Cricket Council said. (Sangakkara is No.1, Says Thirimanne)

The incident happened in the 50th and final over of England's innings in their World Cup clash when Lakmal bowled a second consecutive high, full pitched ball to Buttler, after being given a first and final warning by on-field umpire Rod Tucker earlier during the same over. (Herath Splits Skin of Spinning Finger)

Lakmal was stopped from bowling at Wellington's Westpace Stadium and reported to the match referee David Boon for dangerous and unfair bowling.

He was also fined 30 percent of his match fee after pleading guilty to breaching rules that relate to "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game". (Give up, Pack up, Come Home: Media, Fans Can't Bear England's Agony)

"While making my decision, I took into account that it is was dangerous and unfair bowling, there were no mitigating circumstances, and there was no remorse from the bowler," said former Australia batsman Boon. (Morgan Blames Bowlers for Loss)

Sri Lanka won the match by nine wickets, although Lakmal ended with expensive figures of one for 71 from 7.4 overs.

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