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In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

March 29, 2018, 12:09 PM IST
In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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Pakistan's outspoken and fiery fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was banned for two one-day internationals and fined 75 per cent of his match fee for scratching the surface of the ball during ODI against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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Match referee Mike Denness was the focal point when he penalised six Indian players and handed a suspended one game ban to Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for ball tampering during the second test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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Eight years after being first accused for ball tampering by the British media during the series against England, Pakistan's fearsome fast bowler Waqar Younis became the first cricketer to be fined for similar offence. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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The famous "dirt in the pocket" incident happened when England captain Michael Atherton took dirt off the pitch, put it in his pocket and was caught on camera using it on the ball. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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England fast bowlers including Stuart Broad faced accusations of ball tampering when they rubbed the ball on the ground with their spikes during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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The South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was fined 100 per cent of his match and also given three penalty points for ball tampering during the second test against Australia. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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Pakistan's Shahid Afridi was banned for two one-day internationals after being found guilty of ball tampering during a his team's two-wicket defeat against Australia at WACA. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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England fast bowlers including James Anderson faced accusations of ball tampering when they rubbed the ball on the ground with their spikes during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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Rahul Dravid, who was nicknamed "The Wall" in Indian strong batting lineup is one of the shocking names in the list of ball tampering offenders. Dravid was caught on camera applying lozenge on the ball during the Zimbabwe batting at the Gabba during a one-day international in Australia. (Image: AP)

In Pics: Major Ball Tampering Controversies in Cricket History

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In one of the most controversial episodes, the Pakistan team refused to play in 2006, after being penalized for ball tampering during a test match against England at The Oval. (Image: AP)

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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2 England 4253 266
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4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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