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    Christian fined for showing dissent at umpire's decision

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    Dan Christian, the veteran Australia allrounder, has been charged half his match fee after showing dissent at an umpire's decision during Victoria's elimination final loss to South Australia in the JLT One-Day Cup on Thursday (October 19).

    The 34-year-old was charged with a level 2 offence for breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct. It happened during South Australia's innings, when Christian was bowling. Steve Bernard, the match referee, considered the umpires' report and proposed a fine of 50 per cent of Christian's match fee.

    It was Christian's first offence in the past 18 months and he admitted the offence. No hearing was required as he accepted the sanction.

    It capped off a tough day for Christian, who was belted around to finish with 2 for 69 from 10 overs as his former side reached a massive 339 for 5. He made 26 with the bat as Victoria was bowled out for just 168 and knocked out of the tournament.

    South Australia will play Western Australia in the final on Saturday (October 21) in the first domestic decider between the teams since the epic 1995-96 Sheffield Shield final.

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