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Smith cops fine, ugly Aussies cry foul after NZ crowd abuse

Australia captain Steve Smith was docked 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct after angry scenes following an appeal against Kane Williamson that was turned down by the 3rd umpire.

David Warner was seething at being forced to cop despicable abuse from New Zealand crowds that has in certain instances vilified their partners and children.

Earlier, Josh Hazlewood was fined 15 per cent of his match fee when both Smith and he hotly disputed a verdict from third umpire Richard Illingworth and confronted onfield umpire Ranmore Martinesz.

2nd Test, Christchurch, Feb 2016


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