Cricket-Australia fined for slow overtaking loss to India

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December 29 (Reuters) – Australia were fined 40% of their match fees and four ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate in their loss to India in of the second test in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Tim Paine’s side were deemed to be two overshoots after time allocations were factored in with match umpire David Boon imposing the penalty.

“Pursuant to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct which concerns minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20% of their match fees for each game that fails to play in the match. time limit, “the ICC said.

“In addition, in accordance with article 16.11.2 of the ICC Test World Championship conditions of play, a team is penalized by two points for each of them.”

World Cricket’s governing body said Paine had pleaded guilty to the offense and there was no need to hold a formal hearing.

India won the second test in four days in Melbourne on Tuesday, a thrilling eight-wicket victory that tied the four-game series at 1-1.

The third test is scheduled to start on January 7.

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