The third and final T20I fixture held on Tuesday was the last fixture of the white ball series. India sealed the series in the second game itself but Aaron Finch led Australia managed to prevent the complete white-wash.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said that Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanctions so there was no need for a formal hearing of the matter.
David Boon, Match Referee imposed the sanctions after India fell one over short of the allotted time.
India found one over short, David Boon:
“David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India was one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” ICC said in a media statement on Wednesday.
“According to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, Article 2.22 which relates to the offense of minimum over rates, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” it added.
This was the second instance in the ongoing series where Virat Kohli and Co. were f=found guilty for the offense of maintaining a slow over-rate.
In the first ODI against Australia last month, India was fined a 20 percent match fee.
Steve Smith on Slow Over Rate instance in first ODI:
Steve Smith said this is the longest 50 over a game he has ever experienced.
“It was the longest One Day International in the field I’ve ever had, that’s for sure… I don’t know what to put that down to. Obviously, some protesters stopped the play for a while that must be counted and it took a bit of the time in the first innings and I think India went 45 minutes over the scheduled time and we were something similar,” Steve Smith.