James Anderson has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for dissent, after entering into an argument with the referee in the Kumar Dharmasena field over an appeal against the Virat Kohli that was rejected.
The incident occurred in the 29th most of the Indian entries in The Oval, when Kohli – then in 16 – was beaten on the pads. Dharmasena did not give it, and England went to the check, only for Kohli to be saved by the referee's call on impact.
At the end of the round, Anderson snatched his hat and jumper from Dharmasena and then spoke to him in "in an aggressive manner", which invited the penalties of match referee Andy Pycroft. In addition to the fine, Anderson has also added a demerit point to his record. Anderson admitted the offense and accepted the sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
This was Anderson's first offense since the revised Code of Conduct of the ICC was introduced in September 2016.
Kohli finally went to Ben Stokes for 49, and India finished the second day of the fifth test with a precarious 176 by 6, still behind the first innings of England 332 with 158 runs.
England already has a 3-1 lead in the series, but Kohli has been the outstanding hitter of both sides, having exorcised the 2014 tour that brought him only 134 runs in 10 innings. However, while Anderson had the wood on Kohli in 2014, he has not yet fired the Indian captain in nine innings in the Test series so far.