Fans, cricket greats farewell spin king Shane Warne

Warne, whose talent and personality transcended cricket, died of a suspected heart attack about three weeks ago at the age of 52 while on holiday in Thailand.

A private funeral service was held for Warne's closest friends and family in Melbourne last week but all were invited to a televised memorial where his father, Keith, mourned the loss of "a loving and caring son" and his former team mates remembered a fierce and mischievous competitor.

"Shane said of himself, 'I smoked, I drank and I played a little cricket,'" Keith Warne said in his eulogy.

Kiwi fan fury as All Black Barrett ejected from MCG

Victoria state police said two New Zealanders were removed from the stadium during day three of the second Test on Saturday and banned for 24 hours over their behaviour.

The New Zealand Herald named one of them as Barrett and claimed he was led away after members of the group he was with "skulled two beers".

Fans reacted on social media by creating the hashtag #justiceforjordie which was retweeted by Barrett's All Black brother Beauden.

One spectator told New Zealand's Alternative Commentary Collective Facebook group it was "an absolute stitch up".