IND vs NZ 1st ODI | Slow over-rate: Team India has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand on Wednesday, January 18, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After match official Javagal Srinath took time allowances into account, it was discovered that the Men in Blue were three overs behind schedule.
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
Team India were three overs behind the allotted time on the 1st ODI and so the hosts are fined a hefty 60 percent of their match fees.
India skipper Rohit Sharma acknowledged the penalty leveled by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon, third umpire K N Ananthapadmanabhan, and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal. Hence, a formal hearing was not required.
It is to be noted that the 30-yard circle rule, which is already in effect for the shortest format, isn’t yet implemented in the ODI format. It will be applied once the ODI Super League is completed.
The match was actually hanging by a thread until the final over, so nobody even realized the delay. After the smooth first half of the second innings for India, Micheal Bracewell was the only man standing for the Blackcaps who pushed India to glance regularly at the scoreboard.
He put New Zealand in the winning condition from a straightforward loss. Before that, Shubman Gill was another superstar who joined the elite panel of double centurions.
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