In the first ODI against Australia, Indian players lost 20 per cent of their match fees due to slow over rate. Referee David Boone decided to impose a cut in match fees. To this extent ICC
Said in a statement. Captain Virat Kohli also accepted the penalty. This eliminates the need for controversy in this matter. Australia, who batted first in the match, scored 374 for 6, while India scored only 308 for 8.
According to ICC rules, any team must complete the 50-over quota in 210 minutes. Penalties are imposed for taking longer than that. The ICC has revealed that India bowled an over after the Sydney ODIs were over. It took India 246 minutes to bowl 50 overs.
The players were fined under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The second ODI between India and Australia will be played in Sydney on Sunday.
According to the newly introduced ICC World Cup Super League rules, a team bowling at a slow over rate loses one championship point.
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