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Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels involved in spat in Melbourne

It's the Big Bash (and swearing) League! Warne involved in altercation with Samuels in Melbourne Twenty20 clash

By
Paul Newman

PUBLISHED:

12:12 GMT, 6 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:14 GMT, 6 January 2013

Shane Warne is in danger of bringing an ignominious end to his distinguished career after an ugly spat with Marlon Samuels.

Sunday's Melbourne derby in front of a record Australian domestic Twenty20 crowd of 46,581 in the Big Bash was marred by one of the worst incidents seen in top cricket in years.

And while Samuels was most at fault for hurling his bat in scenes reminiscent of the infamous clash between Dennis Lillee and Javed Miandad, Warne first lobbed the ball at his opponent.

Finger of blame: Warne directs some fruity language towards Samuels

Finger of blame: Warne directs some fruity language towards Samuels

Bats your lot: Samuels lobbed his bat in Warne's direction after being hit on the shoulder

Bats your lot: Samuels lobbed his bat in Warne's direction after being hit on the shoulder

Bats your lot: Samuels lobbed his bat in Warne's direction after being hit on the shoulder

It all started when Samuels seemed to pull David Hussey back by his shirt as the Melbourne Stars batsman considered a second run after joining the Renegades bowler at the non-striker’s end.

Then when Samuels came in to bat, Warne wagged his finger at the West Indian and said: ‘F*** you, mate.’

In the next over, Warne ran in to
field a ball defended by Samuels and, with the batsman making no effort
to run, the leg-spinner lobbed the ball at his opponent, hitting him on
the arm.

In a spin: Samuel's team were victorious, despite Warne's best efforts

In a spin: Samuel's team were victorious, despite Warne's best efforts

Samuels hurled his bat down the pitch, fortunately without it hitting Warne.

The umpires calmed the pair down but
Warne, wearing a microphone in the field, told Fox Sports: ‘What do you
expect when someone throws a bat at you’

Samuels was later struck in the face
trying to pull Lasith Malinga and may be out of the competition with a
fractured eye socket.

Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn impress for South Africa against Sri Lanka in first Test

Steyn snares 250th Test wicket as South Africa bully Sri Lanka in first Test

Dale Steyn became the second quickest bowler to 250 wickets as South Africa assumed complete control after just one day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Centurion.

Steyn reached the milestone, in his 49th Test, in the fifth over of the day when Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan attempted an awful slog.

It set the tone for a poor batting display from the tourists as they were bundled out for 180 just before tea with Steyn and Vernon Philander sharing nine wickets on a green-tinged wicket.

Milestone: Dale Steyn (centre) reached 250 wickets in a typically zippy spell

Milestone: Dale Steyn (centre) reached 250 wickets in a typically zippy spell

Philander just about overshadowed his new-ball partner’s milestone as he claimed his third five-wicket haul, in just his third Test, in returning figures of five for 53.

Steyn, who reached the 250-wicket mark having played one more Test than former Australia quick Dennis Lillee, claimed four for 18 and will be on a hat-trick in the second innings after wrapping up another Sri Lankan lower-order collapse.

South Africa then confirmed their dominance in reaching stumps on 90 for one, with skipper Graeme Smith (61) falling lbw to Dilhara Fernando in the penultimate over before the close.

Smith, though, could reflect on a wholly satisfying day that vindicated his decision to send the tourists in to bat.

Hot: Philander was in red-hot form

Blistering spell: Philander was in red-hot form

Philander and Steyn ensured that decision was a good one with a blistering display of fast bowling.

They were initially aided by the poor batsmanship of Dilshan, who recklessly attempted to thrash Steyn away, only to gift him his 250th wicket with a top-edge that Philander held at mid-wicket.

Philander then claimed the key scalp of Kumar Sangakkara for just one, when he induced one of his four edges behind the wicket, which was gleefully held by Jacques Kallis.

A 54-run stand between Mahela Jayawardene and Tharanga Paranavitana followed before the opener was bowled by Philander to leave Sri Lanka 76 for three at lunch.

Jayawardene fell quickly after the resumption, when he edged Philander to Smith at slip for 30, to leave him 16 runs shy of becoming the first Sri Lankan to 10,000 Test runs.

His departure left Sri Lanka teetering, with their brittle tail almost exposed, but Thilan Samaraweera and Mathews responded to combine for some much-required resistence.

Their stand had realised 65 runs before Philander struck again, forcing an edge from Samaraweera through to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.

Out: Steyn bowls out Sri Lanka

Out: Steyn bowls out Sri Lanka”s Dilhara Fernando

They had been thrust together at 12 for two, after Steyn first removed skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan to bag his 250th wicket in his 49th Test – the opener paid the price for a poorshot and was snapped up by Philander at mid-wicket.

Philander then took the key wicket of Kumar Sangakkara for just one, outside-edging to Jacques Kallis at second slip.

A 54-run stand between Jayawardene and Paranavitana followed before the opener was bowled by Philander to leave Sri Lanka 76 for three at lunch.

Jayawardene fell quickly after the resumption, when he edged Philander to Smith at slip for 30, to leave him 16 runs shy of becoming the first Sri Lankan to 10,000 Test runs.

His departure left Sri Lanka teetering, with their brittle tail almost exposed, but Thilan Samaraweera and Mathews responded to combine for some much-required resistance.

Their stand had realised 65 runs before Philander struck again, forcing an edge from Samaraweera through to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.

Philander then struck again next ball, when Kaushal Silva edged through to Boucher, and from then on the Sri Lankan tail again folded as the last six wickets fell for 24 runs.