Senanayake breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, pertaining to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during an international match".
After David Warner, the Australian captain, was castled by a tossed up delivery from Senanayake, the offspinner vented out his frustration in a verbal tirade. Javagal Srinath, the match referee, levied a fine of 30 per cent. Senanayake accepted the sanction in front of the match referee. Incidentally, the charge was reported by umpires Ranmore Martinesz, Raveendra Wimalasiri, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Deepal Gunawardene.
Warner, on his part, didn't retort to Senanayake's outburst on his way back to the pavilion. Warner, who has been involved in quite a few heated exchanges in his illustrious career so far, had recently said that he was looking at ways to temper his anger.
"I have got to try and somehow learn how to curb my anger a little bit as well because it can be frustrating and it can get to me a little bit with those scenarios. So I have got to deal with them in my ways."