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India fined for slow over-rate in 2nd T20I vs England

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India have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be 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.

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

On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virender Sharma leveled the charge.

READ | 2nd T20I: Understudies overpower England

India levelled the five-match series against England after winning the second T20I by seven wickets.

Sent into bat, England made 164/6. Chasing, India lost KL Rahul in the opening over but a 94-run stand between debutant Ishan Kishan (56) and Virat Kohli (73*) set the tone for the victory. Kohli guided his team to 166/3 with 13 balls to spare in the end.


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