Windies Vs India 2017: Windies Handed Fine For Slow Over-Rate In One-Off T20I
Windies have been fined for the slow over rate during the one-off T20I against India, where the home side chased down a huge total of 191 with nine wickets and nine balls still remaining. Windies was found short by one over in the stipulated time, which has resulted in home side inviting fine. As a result of it, skipper Carlos Brathwaite has been docked 20 percent of his match fees whereas other members will lose 10 percent of their fees.
The charges were laid down by on-field umpires Nigel Duguid and Leslie Reifer, third umpire Joe Wilson and fourth umpire Patrick Gustard as per the breach of Article 2.5.1 of ICC Code of Conduct of players.
Though in the end, the home side would be quite pleased with the result of the game as they won the T20I series quite comfortably. Evin Lewis played a pivotal role in helping his side chase down a humongous total of 191. The left-handed opener, who did not perform well in the ODI series ahead of the T20I game, was a totally different batsman as he was hitting everything which was coming towards him.
He played aggressive innings of 125* off 62 at a strike-rate of 201.61. He was given reprieve on two occasions when he was dropped and he did not waste the chance and went on to convert it into match winning innings.
The pitch for the game was pretty much bent towards the batsmen and India, who had a great start, had a chance to score something around 230 but regular jitters and failures of few senior players with the bat in the end overs saw visiting side finishing on 190, which was on a lower side. A poor show of bowling from Indian line-up saw Windies getting to the target easily, without a sort of trouble, despite Chris Gayle not playing a key role in the chase.