Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle [ Images ] was fined 750 dollars after being expelled by the umpire from the Victoria Bushrangers' attack during their tense win over Chennai Super Kings [ Images ].
Siddle had enjoyed an impressive first spell, but four balls into the last over of his second spell, Siddle thought he had cornered the Super Kings' top-scorer, Murali Vijay [ Images ], into spooning a return catch.
But umpire Marais Erasmus overruled the dismissal because it was a fast full toss above waist height, The Age reports.
Siddle was given a warning, but his next ball was also a high full toss that was dispatched over the gully boundary by Vijay, although it did not attract any more censure than a no ball because the ball was away from the body.
But on the scheduled last ball of his over, Erasmus finally barred Siddle from bowling for delivering a dangerous full toss just above the hip.
Siddle was cited for the deliveries by match referee Roshan Mahanama.
At a hearing after the match, he admitted to a level-one code of behaviour breach, for "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game", was given an official reprimand and was also fined.