After India beat England by 36-run in the 5th T-20 which was the series decider, on Saturday, the Indian side has been fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate.
India were two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, in relation to minimum over-rate offences, for every over the team failed to bowl in the allotted time, the Indian players were fined 20 per cent of their match fees. This was the second time in the series that Indian have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate.
The on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary, and third umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan, levelled the charge and Indian skipper Virat Kohli accepted the sanction imposed by match referee Javagal Srinath. As a result, no formal hearing was required.
India defeated England out of the Twenty20 International holding the top spot to not only win the series by 3-2, but also prove that their preparations for the T20 World Cup are on track. Rohit Sharma’s 64-run off 34 and captain Virat Kohli’s 80 for 52 helped India to reach the score of 224 for two, the best against England after the visitors won the fourth toss in the series and opted to bowl first.
The Indian team gathered much-needed momentum before the three-match ODI series to be held in Pune. India had named a strong 18 member squad for the upcoming ODI series, including three possible debutants in Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Prasidh Krishna.
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