SA vs IND: India fined for slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa;

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SA vs IND: India fined for slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa – India have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the first Test held in Centurion.

India breach South Africa’s fortress, becomes the first Asian team to win a Test match at Centurion against South Africa and go 1-0 up in the series.

Andrew Pycroft 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.

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 fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

SA vs IND: India fined for slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa

In addition, as per Article 16.11 of the ICC Men’s World Test Championship Playing Conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short. Consequently, India will lose one point from their points tally for this offence.

Captain, Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

SA vs IND: India fined for slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa

Umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele leveled the charge.

India will face South Africa in Johannesburg on 3 January 2022 for the second Test match of the series.

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