The inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) game saw a packed-to-capacity match on Friday produce among other heroics, a fight.
Sparks really flew on Super Sunday in Sharjah when Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi knocked out the stumps of Ahmed Shehzad of Quetta Gladiators who had imperiously despatched the previous delivery for a thundering six into the crowd at midwicket.
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Here is a video of what happened next as Riaz and Shehzad squared up in an ugly showdown.
It brought back memories of the scuffle of the incident between Australia's Shane Watson and Wahab during the World Cup in Adelaide last year.
A fired-up Wahab also got rid of Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara four balls later.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday Riaz and Shehzad with 40 per cent and 30 per cent of their match fees respectively for ‘inappropriate physical contact’.
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TV replays showed Wahab provoking Shehzad by passing on ‘inappropriate’ comments, to which the batsman reacted by colliding into the bowler, crossing a fine line between intense competition and unacceptable behaviour.
Match referee Roshan Mahanama issued a warning and fined both the players for violating clause 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play”.