Victoria allrounder Daniel Christian will part with half his match fee after showing "serious dissent" at an umpiring decision in the JLT One-Day Cup elimination final on Thursday.
Bowling the final ball of his last over to South Australia batsman Alex Ross, Christan sent down what umpire Sam Nojagski deemed a wide to South Australia batsman Alex Ross.
A visibly upset Christian audibly questioned the decision while standing in the middle of the Blundstone Arena pitch.
The wide proved costly as his next delivery was dispatched by Ross for six.
Christian was reported for a level two breach of Cricket Australia's Code of Conduct and match referee Steve Bernard proposed a fine of 50 per cent of the 34-year-old's match fee.
It was his first offence in the past 18 months. Christian admitted the offence and accepted the sanction.
Recently recalled to Australia's T20 squad on their recent Qantas Tour of India, Christian took 2-69 from his 10 overs and made 26 off 24 balls on Thursday as the Bushrangers suffered a comprehensive 176-run defeat to the Redbacks.
South Australia will face Western Australia in the JLT Cup final on Saturday in Hobart.