Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood pleads guilty to dissent after asking the on-field umpire ‘who the f**k is the third umpire’ after an unsuccessful review.
Hazlewood pleaded guilty to a charge of dissent by the International Cricket Council after an exchange with umpire Ranmore Martinesz prior to lunch on day four of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.
The ICC will decide Hazlewood’s penalty – likely to be a fine – after he was heard swearing when his lbw appeal against Kane Williamson was confirmed not out by the Decision Review System.
Hazlewood and his teammates believed they had Williamson out in the last over before lunch, but when Smith called for a referral after the original not-out ruling, third umpire Richard Illingworth ruled ball had hit bat before thudding into the batsman’s front pad.
After a wicketless first session, Hazlewood’s offensive language was caught by the stump microphones at the non-striker’s end.