IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes mistakenly utilized saliva on the ball within the fourth over of the 2nd ODI.© BCCI
England all-rounder Ben Stokes obtained one other official warning from the on-field officers after he mistakenly utilized saliva on the match ball throughout the Indian innings in the second ODI in Pune on Friday. The incident occurred within the fourth over, when Stokes was discovered to have forgetfully making use of saliva on the ball and promptly the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma warned skipper Jos Buttler. Incidentally, he additionally took a catch within the slips in the identical over to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan off Reece Topley.
Applying saliva has been banned by the ICC after matches resumed submit COVID-19 compelled break.
As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the ball was sanitized earlier than proceedings resumed.
This is the second time that Stokes has been warned on this tour for making use of saliva on the ball.
The first occasion occurred throughout the Pink Ball Test in Ahmedabad, final month.
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