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Kyle Jamieson fined for throwing the ball at Faheem Ashraf in first innings
Code of Conduct Breach

Kyle Jamieson fined for throwing the ball at Faheem Ashraf in first innings

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has been fined 25% of his match fee for throwing the ball in Faheem Ashraf's direction "in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner" during Pakistan's first innings of the Mount Maunganui Test.

The 25-year-old was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his actions that occurred on the third day of the series opener.

Jamieson was sanctioned for violating Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

The incident took place in the 75th over of Pakistan's innings when a frustrated Jamieson hurled the ball at Faheem despite the batsman rooted inside his crease and away from the stumps. Faheem was clearly not intending to make a dash for a single after Jamieson fielded the ball on his follow-through and was not covering the line of the wicket either.

Faheem immediately raised his hands to question the throw which arrived at high speed and Jamieson later gestured an apology between overs.

Jamieson admitted the offence and accepted the punishment imposed upon him by Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, requiring no need for a formal hearing.

A demerit point has been added to Jamieson's disciplinary record, for whom this is his first offence since he made his international debut earlier this year.

Three more demerit points accumulated within a two-year period are converted into suspension points that result in a ban.

On-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Wayne Knights, third umpire Chris Brown and fourth official Shaun Haig had levelled the charges on Jamieson.

The lanky fast bowler emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the first innings and also claimed the scalp of Faheem in his impressive spell of 3/35.

He is yet to take a wicket in the second innings as Pakistan look to salvage a draw after finding themselves struggling at 71/3 in pursuit of the unlikely 373-run target heading into the final day.