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India women’s team fined for slow over-rate in 2nd T20I against England

By Bet Barter

July 13, 2021

The Indian cricket team led by Harmanpreet Kaur was fined for a slow over-rate in the second T20I game against England. The visitors pulled off a stunning victory against England women's cricket team on Sunday in the 2nd T20I at Hove. Chasing 149 runs, the hosts were at 105/2 in the 14th over. Soon after, they went on to lose quick wickets and ultimately lost the game by 8 runs. Despite the win, the Indian cricket team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the match. 

According to an ICC press release, the Indian women's cricket team was fined 20 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate. The team has been charged 20 percent of their match fees in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Match officials Ian Blackwell and Paul Baldwin, third umpire Sue Redfern, and fourth umpire Tim Robinson brought the charge against the Indian Women's cricket team. 

The release further stated that Indian captain Harmanpreet pleaded guilty to the offense. She also accepted the proposed sanction. Thus, this means that there will be no formal hearing into the matter.

India and England to play the final T20I on Wednesday

After a defeat in the first T20I match, The Women in Blue bounced back stronger to level the three-match series. Deepti Sharma was the star of the show. She played a crucial knock of 24 runs before returning to scalp the vital wicket of Tammy Beaumont. Tammy looked set to take the match away from the visitors.

Batting first, the visitors had a great start. Young batter Shafali scored 48 runs off just 38 balls. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (31 off 25) and Deepti Sharma also chipped in with valuable contributions. Talking about the bowling department, Sneh Rana, Poonam Yadav, and Deepti Sharma were economical and helped the side snatch a crucial eight-run win. The series is now leveled at 1-1. Both India and England will play the deciding T20I on Wednesday at Chelmsford.

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