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Jason Roy fined for showing dissent at umpire's decision

Opening batsman Jason Roy has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at umpire's decision in England’s eight-wicket win over Australia at Edgbaston.

The Surrey opener fired on all cylinders, smashing 85 off just 65 balls to set England well on their way to a comprehensive win.

The incident occurred in the 20th over when he was given out caught behind down the leg-side off Pat Cummins by umpire Kumar Dharmasena.

Roy requested a review but England had already used the only review with an unsuccessful attempt to overturn Jonny Bairstow's leg-before shout for 34.

Roy, his arms spread wide, believed Dharmasena should have signalled a wide delivery instead and was sent back to the pavilion by square-leg umpire Marais Erasmus.

Roy admitted the offence and also received two demerit points from match referee Ranjan Madugalle, taking his tally of demerit points to three following one-point penalty he received for an audible obscenity after dropping a catch in a group-clash against Pakistan.

But match bans come in after a player collects four demerit points in total which leaves Roy available for the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

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