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South Africa fined for slow over rate in Paarl


Published : 22 Jan 2022 09:13 PM

Hosts South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the second ODI in Paarl on Friday.

Match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the sanction after Temba Bavuma's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. Bavuma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Adrien Holdstock, third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth umpire Allauhudien Palekar levelled the charge.

South Africa chased down a target of 288 with 11 balls to spare to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, having already won Game 1 by 31 runs. The dead rubber third and final ODI will be played in Cape Town on Sunday.