Indian Cricket Team has been fined 20 percent of its match fee and docked a point in the World Test Championship (WTC) for maintaining a slow over-rate during the 1st Test of the three-match series. Team India has created history by defeating South Africa at the Centurian just two days ago. Meanwhile, India became the first Asian team to beat South Africa in a test match in Centurian.
India defeated South Africa by a margin of 113 runs at the SuperSport Park. Moreover, this win ends the hosts’ seven-match winning streak and inflicted their only third defeat at the venue.
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In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. It relates to minimum over-rate offenses. The players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, the ICC said in a statement.
As per Article 16.11 of the ICC Men’s WTC Playing Conditions, a side will lose one point for each over short.
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Captain Virat Kohli pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction. Umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker, and Bongani Jele leveled the charge. According to the ICC, India will be losing one point from their World Test Championship tally due to this offense.
India solidified their position with the Centurion win to stand fourth with a win percentage of 64.28. Although owing to the slow-over rate offense, their percentage now stands at 63.09. Meanwhile, South Africa are yet to open their account in the ongoing cycle. Australia and Sri Lanka stand at the top with three and two wins respectively in their campaign this cycle.