Vernon Philander has been docked 15 percent of his match fee for using inappropriate language following the dismissal of Jos Buttler in the Wanderers Test.
In a statement released by the International Cricket Council, Philander was deemed guilty of breaching the Article 2.5 of the Code of Conduct, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal in an international match."
As a consequence, one demerit point was deducted, which is his first offence in a 24-month period. Earlier, Jos Buttler was fined 15 percent of his match fee where he was caught swearing at Philander in the stump mic during the Newlands Test.
Before the start of the series, Philander had announced that he would be quitting international cricket. The ongoing Test is his final international appearance for South Africa.
His final Test was further spoiled when he pulled his hamstring after bowling only nine balls during England’s second innings.
England currently lead the four Test series 2-1.