Mitchell Starc has copped a $7725 fine by the International Cricket Council for his wild throw at New Zealand tailender Mark Craig during the final day of the first Test yesterday.
Half of the Australian quick’s match fee was docked for the dangerous throw after the home side wrapped up the first Test with a 208-run victory.
The incident occured during Craig and Trent Boult’s final-wicket partnership of 46 runs. After Craig slapped a pair of boundaries then defended the ball back to Starc, the Aussie quick then hurled it in the direction of the batsman.
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Starc also copped a public rebuke from captain Steve Smith post-match: “He’s done it a few times and I’m going to have a word to him when I get back down in the sheds.”
He continued: “I don’t think it was necessary at the time and hopefully he can improve and get better from that.”
Australia will play New Zealand in the second Test in Perth on Friday.