Australia Team Gets Fined For Maintain Slow Over-rate In Melbourne
By CricShots - Dec 29, 2020 7:16 pm
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The Australia captain, Tim Paine and his men Australia have received a fine of 40 percent on their match fee and the team have also suffered a deduction of 4 World Test Championship points due to slow-over rate in the Boxing Day Test against India. It will be a double blow for the hosts as they lost the 2nd Test, at the MCG, by 8 wickets on Day 4. Australia is currently leading the charts in the ICC World Test Championship points table with India on 2nd.

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Team India registered a dominating win at the MCG

Hosts Australia has been penalized for being two overs short of the target despite considering the time allowances and a decision was reached by the match referee David Boon.

In a staement reagrding the same ICC informed, “In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC code of conduct which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalized two points for each over short.”

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According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), Australia captain Paine pleaded guilty to the aforementioned offense, and hence there is no requirement for a formal hearing. After India’s thumping win in the Boxing Day Test, the four-match series has now been leveled at 1-1. The Sydney Cricket Ground is scheduled to host the 3rd Test, starting January 7.

Australia suffered an eight-wicket loss to India

Earlier on Tuesday, India’s second innings started poorly as they lost Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3) in quick succession leaving them reeling at 19/2. However, opener Shubman Gill (35*) and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane (27*) guided India home to level the four-match series at 1-1 ahead of the third Test.

Australia lost their last 4 wickets in the extended first session on Tuesday, as they also managed to add 67 runs to their overnight score of 133 for 6 to set a meager target of 70 runs for India to level the series.

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Siraj was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as he scalped 3 wickets and conceded just 37 runs while Bumrah, Ashwin, and Jadeja got a couple each and Umesh Yadav, who bowled just 3.3 overs in this innings before going off the field with a calf injury, got 1 wicket.