Du Plessis was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match'.

This is the second time within a 12-month period that du Plessis has been found guilty of the same Level 1 breach. In October 2015, du Plessis was fined 15 percent of his match fee for violating Article 2.1.5 during the fourth one-day international against India in Chennai.
If du Plessis is found guilty of a further breach of Article 2.1.5 within 12 months from the first offence last October, it will amount to his third offence and, as such, he will be suspended.

The incident happened yesterday in South Africa's 13th over when du Plessis, after being given out LBW, showed dissent at the decision by occupying the crease for a period of time before leaving the field while looking at his bat and shaking his head.

After the match, du Plessis admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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