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By Vaishvedhidha | Jun 23, 2019 12:52 PM

India won Afghanistan by 11 runs in a thrilling match at Southampton on Saturday. Considering India's form, the match was expected to be cakewalk but Afghanistani bowlers gave India a tough fight, making them get the lowest total since April 2015 - 224 for 8 wicket loss.

Kohli argues with umpire over DRS with folded hands

The chasing was important for Afghanistan to get their first victory while it is even more important for the two-times champion India to keep up their winning streak and form.

In such a tense situation, Kohli appealed strongly for Shami initially in the third over and then later in the 29th over, he appealed for Bumrah for LBW decision.

Hence, he has been fined 25% of his match fee for excessive appealing in the match. Kohli has been found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct and has received one demerit point to his disciplinary record - for him this is the second time.

"Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'Excessive appealing during an International Match'", an ICC release said. The violation of this act carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand while a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, along with one or two demerit points. The 30-year-old has admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad, of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and hence no such formal hearing was required. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough levelled the charges, reports Times Now.

Kohli now has two demerit points in his disciplinary record, having managed the first during India's Test series against South Africa on 15 January 2018. Four or more demerit points in the period of 24 months result in suspension points and the player is banned. Two suspension points equal ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, which falls next as part of his fixture.