Australian cricketer Matthew Wade walks off the field after his dismissal during the first day of the first Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh opener fined for Wade send off

Bangladesh batsman, Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for his send off of Australia wicketkeeper, Matthew Wade during the Tigers’ historic first Test win.

Tamim gave Wade an over exuberant send off as he was dismissed for four off the bowling of Hasan and he was subsequently charged with conduct that was contrary to the spirit of the game.

The Bangladeshi taunted Wade, approaching him before gesturing at him to hurry up to the dressing room.

Tamim pleaded guilty to the offence and has accepted his sanction.

His gesture came after several Bangladeshi players had chatted to the umpires about the Australian batsman attempting to waste time to wind down the clock to the end of the session as the shock defeat neared.

“If you noticed towards the end of the first session, Maxwell tried to ensure that there was no more overs by taking up five of the six minutes,” Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said.

“The Australian team were on the back foot, trying not to play an over. I thought it is a huge message.”

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