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Indian players fined 20% of match fee for slow-over rate in the second T20

March 15, 2021

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Durba

India has been fined in 20% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second T20I against England. Javagal Srinath, ICC Match Referee enforced the sanction after Team India was ruled to be one over short after time allowances were taken into account. 

As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for cricketers and Player Support Personnel, all team's players get a 20% fine of their match fees for every over they fail to bowl in the given time. Indian skipper Virat Kohli claimed guilty to the offence and admitted the intended sanction. Thus, there was no requirement for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary, K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan and third umpire Virender Sharma compensated the charge.

India levelled the series 1-1

India marked a stunning victory by seven wickets to bounce back in the ongoing series against England. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav marked their debuts, and the day couldn’t have been better for young wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan. Chasing down the target of 164 runs, India started on a poor note as KL Rahul was dismissed for a duck. However, sixes started raining as Ishan Kishan slammed 56 runs off 32 deliveries.

The game got even better for the Indian team when Virat Kohli cracked in with his class. The Indian skipper played a splendid knock of 73 runs of 43 balls and took the team over the line. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur claimed two wickets each for the team while keeping it tight for the visitors in their final overs. Virat Kohli regained his form after his lean patch became the major highlight of the day. Young debutant Ishan Kishan was also declared as the player of the match for his brave innings. Jason Roy (46) was the highest scorer for the England team. England’s tour of India will now continue with the third T20I game on Tuesday, March 16. After the T20Is, both teams will play a set of three ODIs in Pune to cap-off the two-month-long tour.

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Durba