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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma Fined INR 12 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate

Rohit Sharma, MI skipper not only featured in the team’s loss to Delhi Capitals in the match but was fined Rs. 12 Lakh too for a slow over-rate offence.

The clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals didn’t prove to be a very fruitful one for the former as they not only lost the match by six wickets but also skipper Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, MI Skipper Fined Rs. 12 Lakh For Slow Over Rate As Amit Mishra’s 4/24 Helps DC Win

Amit Mishra scalped four important wickets while Shikhar Dhawan led from the top with the bat to get DC over the line against MI.

An IPL media advisory read, “Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 20.”

“As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

Meanwhile, leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s four wickets for 24 runs helped Delhi Capitals (DC) ease to a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League match at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.

Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. (Source: File)
Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. (Source: File)

The win put DC second on the points table, just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). While both teams have six points, RCB is ahead on net run rate and has played one match less.

Shikhar Dhawan Scores 45 As Delhi Wins By 6 Wickets

Amit Mishra’s haul helped DC restrict MI to 137/9 in 20 overs. It was a total that was too low for MI to defend as Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 (42 balls, 5x4s, 1×6) and Steve Smith’s 33 (29 balls, 4x4s) stabilized DC innings after the early loss of Prithvi Shaw.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)

Rohit Sharma had a decent outing with the bat though, as he struck 44 from just 30 balls, and also hit three sixes in his innings. Mumbai with another loss, are now fourth on the points table, while Delhi has progressed to the second.

Amit Mishra‘s 4 for 24 was the best bowling figure for a Delhi Capitals bowler against Mumbai in IPL history, and he ran rings around a line-up that had been 67 for 1, going at nearly ten per over.

Mumbai eventually ended with just 137 for 9, with Amit Mishra’s strikes ensuring the Capitals stifled the defending champions. Amit Mishra wreaked havoc and dismantled the batting order removing Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Ishan Kishan.

Amit Mishra with 164 scalps in 152 IPL games is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL history and is only 6 scalps short of retired pacer Lasith Malinga who has 170 scalps in 122 games.

Brief Scores: Delhi Capitals 138/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Steve Smith 33; Kieron Pollard 1/9) beat Mumbai Indians 137/9 (Rohit Sharma 44, Ishan Kishan 26; Amit Mishra 4/24) by 6 wickets.

MS Dhoni (BCCI/IPL)
MS Dhoni (BCCI/IPL)
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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni Fined INR 12 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate Against Delhi Capitals

MS Dhoni has been fined Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate after the 3-time champions CSK lost their season-opener to IPL 2020’s runners-up Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Chennai Super Kings could not have asked for a poorer start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign.

It was not the ideal start for MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings to the 14th season as the skipper was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate in their 7-wicket defeat to Delhi Capitals on Saturday in Mumbai.

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Chennai Super Kings’ Skipper MS Dhoni Fined Rs. 12 Lakh For Slow Over Rate Offense In Their Loss To Delhi

MS Dhoni was handed the fine by the IPL after CSK failed to complete their quota of overs in the stipulated time, according to the new IPL 2021 Code of Conduct. However, it was their first offense of the season and thus the former India captain was let go with just a fine.

“As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh,” a statement from the IPL read.

The IPL organizers took note of matches slipping beyond the scheduled finish time in the last few seasons and ensured they came up with strict regulations when it came to over-rates.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)

According to the IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, the minimum over-rate in the 14th season should be 14.1 overs per hour, ignoring the time taken for strategic time-outs. In uninterrupted matches, the BCCI wants teams to finish bowling their quota of 20 overs within 90 minutes.

In fact, CSK bowled only 18.4 overs in their IPL 2021 opener as Delhi Capitals gunned down a 189-run target with 8 balls to spare. CSK’s bowling unit failed to fire as Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw came up with a T20 batting masterclass, stitching a 138-run opening stand in just 13.3 overs. Shikhar Dhawan came up with a masterful knock of 85 from just 54 balls while Prithvi Shaw smashed 72 from just 38 balls.

MS Dhoni Admits Bowling Was Tough Due To Dew

Barring Dwayne Bravo, none of the other CSK bowlers managed to concede runs at less than 7 per over. MS Dhoni said CSK bowlers struggled with the dew that was on offer at the Wankhede Stadium in the late evening. MS Dhoni pointed out the role of the dew and said teams batting first in Mumbai this season might want to score nothing less than 200.

“The opposition has half an hour in a 7:30 start when the pitch is really tacky and the ball stops a bit, so we need to get 15-20 runs extra to be safe. If we get dew consistently, then 200 will be a must on a pitch like this,” Dhoni said.

Sam Curran for CSK (Photo: Twitter/@IPL)
Sam Curran for CSK (Photo: Twitter/@IPL)

CSK had given a tricky target of 189 to chase but Delhi’s batsmen were up to it as the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw laid the solid foundation with a 138 run opening stand-in only 13.3 overs. CSK’s total was mainly due to the contributions of comeback man Suresh Raina’s 54, Moeen Ali’s 36, and Sam Curran’s 34.

CSK was in a stage of bother as they were reduced to 7/2 but comeback man Suresh Raina scored 54 and Moeen Ali scored 36 before Sam Curran’s explosive 34 ensured CSK finish at 188/7. CSK will face Punjab Kings on April 16 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in their second match. They may bring in the likes of Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Robin Uthappa, and Krishnappa Gowtham for the next game.

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (w/c), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

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West Indies Players Fined For Slow Over-Rate During Latest Colombo ODI

After suffering a heartbreaking defeat against the hosts, Sri Lanka in the Colombo (SSC) ODI, West Indies players have been fined 40% of their match fees due to the slow over-rate incident.

It was the first match of the three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and West Indies on last Saturday (22nd February). In that thrilling match, West Indies were sent to bat first and managed to score 289/7 (50 overs). In reply, after a long battle, Sri Lanka chased down that target in 49.1 overs after losing nine wickets.

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West Indies were two overs short

After that thrilling match, the Caribbean side was found two overs short of the target even after considering the time allowances.

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According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (relates to minimum over-rate offences), players are fined 20% of their match fees for the shortage of every over in the allotted time.

The match referee was the former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath. According to the law, the match referee imposed the fine of 40% of match fees on the Caribbean players.

The match officials have levelled the charges against the West Indies players. These match officials were Paul Wilson (on-field umpire), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (on-field umpire), Marais Erasmus (TV umpire) and Lyndon Hannibal (fourth official).

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has accepted the proposed sanction after pleading guilty to the offence. So, there is no need for a formal hearing on this matter.

South Africa also faced fine after the Johannesburg T20I

Earlier, on Sunday (22nd February), South Africa and Australia played the Johannesburg T20I where the visitors Australia claimed a big victory by 107 runs.

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After that match, South African players faced 20% fine of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate. The hosts were one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In that game, Australia scored 196/6 (20 overs) in the first batting while South Africa were bundled out for just 89 runs (14.3 overs). Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar claimed a hat-trick in the second innings of that game.

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England Fined For Slow-Over Rate In Centurion T20I

On last Sunday (16th February), England won the T20I series-decider against the hosts South Africa, and also won that series. However, they have faced a little fine for maintaining the slow over-rate in that game.

It was the third and final game of the three-match T20I series between South Africa and England at Centurion. Before that game, the series was standing at 1-1 as the hosts won the first game by one run, and the visitors beat the hosts in the second match by two runs.

In Centurion T20I, England chased the fourth successful target in T20I history

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After winning the toss in the Centurion T20I, the hosts decided to bat first and managed to score 222/6 (20 overs). However, it wasn’t enough for the Proteas side as they failed to defend that total. England batsmen hit three half-centuries, including the captain Eoin Morgan’s joint-fastest T20I fifty for England, and the visitors chased down the big target in 19.1 overs after losing five wickets (226/5). It was the fourth-highest successful chase in T20I history.

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However, the visitors were one over short from the target after considering the time allowances. After that game, the match referee David Boon imposed the fine of 20 per cent match fees on the English players.

The action was taken according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences. According to this article, the players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

The match officials Allahudien Paleker (on-field umpire), Adrian Holdstock (on-field umpire), Bongani Jele (TV umpire) and Brad White (fourth official) have levelled the charges against the visiting side.

England captain Eoin Morgan accepted the proposed sanction after pleading guilty to the offence. So, no formal hearing is required on this matter.

Eoin Morgan, England, Centurion T20I, South Africa vs England
Eoin Morgan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Eoin Morgan won the Player of the Match award in the Centurion T20I for incredible batting as he remained not out in that successful chase on 57 runs off 22 balls (7 sixes). Morgan also won the Player of the Series award for finishing the T20I series as the leading run-scorer (136 runs).

New Zealand
Black Caps bowler Kyle Jamieson, center right, celebrates the wicket of India's Prithvi Shaw during a One Day International cricket between India and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Feb 8, 2020. (Brett Phibbs/Photosport via AP)
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New Zealand Face Fine After Slow Over-Rate In Auckland ODI

Once again the slow over-rate has been reported during the latest ODI between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India at Eden Park (Auckland). However, this time the hosts were involved in this offence, not the visiting side like the previous three limited-overs matches.

On Saturday (8th February), they played the second ODI of the three-match series. Like the first ODI of this series, Tom Latham was leading the Black Caps in the absence of regular captain Kane Williamson.

After winning the toss, the visitors sent the hosts to bat first. While the hosts scored 273/8 (50 overs), the visitors replied with 251 runs (48.3 overs) before getting all out. With this victory, the hosts have secured the ODI series by leading it 2-0 with one to go.

New Zealand were three overs short from the target during Auckland ODI

But after winning that match by 22 runs, the New Zealand team faced a big fine for the slow over-rate. While the hosts were three overs short from the target (after considering the time allowances), the match referee Chris Broad has imposed the fine of 60 per cent match fees on the New Zealand players, according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

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This specific Article is related to minimum over-rate offences that claimes, “players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”

The charges against the hosts have come from the match umpires. The match umpires were Shaun Haig (on-field), Langton Rusere (on-field) and Bruce Oxenford (TV umpire).

New Zealand captain Tom Latham pleaded guilty to the offence. He also accepted the proposed sanction. So, there is no requirement for a formal hearing on this matter.

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Tom Latham (Image Credit: Twitter)

 

At the end of the previous ODI, and the last two matches of the earlier five-match T20I series in this ongoing tour, the visitors India faced slow over-rate fines. In those matches, the Indian players faced the fine of 40% match fees, 20% match fees and 80% match fees respectively according to the same Article. While Rohit Sharma led the Indian in the last game of the T20I series, the other two fines were faced by Virat Kohli-led Indian team.

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India Fined After Another Slow Over-Rate In Hamilton ODI

After the Hamilton ODI defeat, the visitors India faced a hefty fine for slow over-rate offence in that match. It was the third straight international match for India to face the slow over-rate fine.

On Wednesday (5th February), the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India played the first game of the three-match ODI series at Seddon Park (Hamilton). In that match, the visitors batted first after losing the toss and set the target of 348 runs for the hosts (347/4 in 50 overs).

The Black Caps reached the target in 48.1 overs after losing six wickets (348/6). With that victory, the hosts have taken the 1-0 victory in this series with two to go.

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New Zealand won the Hamilton ODI by four wickets (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian team were four overs short from the target:

After that match, the match referee Chris Broad has imposed the fine of 80 per cent match fee on the Indian players as they were four overs short from the target (after considering the time allowances).

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This fine has been recorded according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences.

It claims, “players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”

The match umpires Shaun Haig (on-field), Langton Rusere (on-field) and Bruce Oxenford (TV umpire) have levelled the charges against the Indian team.

Indian captain Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and also accepted the proposed sanction. So, there is no requirement for a formal hearing on this matter.

Virat Kohli, India, slow over-rate, Hamilton ODI, New Zealand vs India
Virat Kohli (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Before this ODI series, the Men in Blue played five T20Is in this ongoing tour in New Zealand which they won by the 5-0 margin. The visiting side faced the slow over-rate offence charges in the last two games of that series.

At the end of the fourth T20I at Wellington, Kohli-led India faced the fine of 40% match fee for falling two overs short from the target.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma-led India were one over short from the target in the next match at Mount Maunganui and faced 20% fine of their match fee.

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Rohit Sharma-Led Team India Fined For Slow Over-Rate In Mount Maunganui T20I

Like the previous T20I, the Indian team once again faced fine for the slow over-rate offence during the Mount Maunganui T20I against the hosts New Zealand.

They played that game on last Sunday (2nd February) night at Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui). It was the fifth and final game of that T20I series. After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma-led India decided to bat first against Tim Southee-led New Zealand. While the visitors managed to score 163/3 (20 overs) in the first innings, the hosts replied with 156/9 (20 overs), and the Men in Blue won that match by seven runs.

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At the end of that game, the visitors were one over short from the target after considering the time allowances. The match referee Chris Broad has imposed the fine of 20 per cent match fees on the Indian players.

The match referee announced that fine according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences. It claims that the players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

The match umpires Chris Brown (on-field), Shaun Haig (on-field) and Ashley Mehrotra (TV umpire) have levelled the charges against the visiting team.

The stand-in Indian captain Rohit Sharma accepted the proposed sanction after pleading guilty to the offence. So, no formal hearing is required on this matter.

An important point of this match was KL Rahul led the visiting team in the entire second innings of that match in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma.

Indian players were fined for the same offence during Wellington T20I

It was the second consecutive T20Is where the Indian team faced fine for the slow over-rate offence. In the previous game at Wellington T20I, Virat Kohli-led India were two overs short from the target, and the visiting players faced the fine of 40% of their match fees.

The visitors India won this five-match T20I series by the 5-0 margin. The third and fourth games of this series had the tie results, and the visiting side won both those Super Overs.

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Now, New Zealand and India are preparing for the three-match ODI series that will run from 5th February to 11th February. The visitors will end this tour with the two-match Test series in early March.

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New Zealand Vs India 2020: Team India Fined 40% for Slow-Over Rate in Wellington T20I

Indian National Cricket Team has been fined for the slow over-rate offence during the Wellington T20I against New Zealand, where the visitors won the Super Over thriller.

It was the fourth game of the five-match T20I series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India at Westpac Stadium (Wellington) on Friday (31st January). After the hosts restricted the Indian team to 165/8 (20 overs), they also replied with 165/7 (20 overs).

In the Super Over, New Zealand scored 13/1, and the Indian team reached the target on the fifth ball (16/1). With that victory, India have taken the 4-0 lead in this series with one to go.

The Indian team were two overs short from the target:

After considering the time duration, Kohli-led Indian team was two overs short from the target. So, the match referee Chris Broad has imposed the fine of 40 per cent on Indian players.

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ICC stated in the press release, “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.”

The match umpires Chris Brown (on-field), Shaun Haig (on-field) and Ashley Mehrotra (TV umpire) have levelled the charges against the team.

Indian captain Kohli accepted the proposed sanction after pleading guilty to the offence. So, there is no requirement for a formal hearing on this matter.

Earlier, India also won the first three matches of this T20I series. The visitors clinched comfortable victories in the first two matches at Eden Park (Auckland) by six and seven wickets respectively. They played the third game of this series at Seddon Park (Hamilton) which was also a tie match and the Men in Blue won the Super Over.

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On Sunday (2nd February), New Zealand and India will play the last game of this five-match T20I series at the Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui).

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: First ODI – Windies Cricketers Massively Fined For Slow Over-Rate Offence

While Windies have taken the 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against the hosts India on Sunday (15th December), captain Kieron Pollard and his teammates have been fined heavily for the slow over-rate offence.

It was the first ODI of the series between India and Windies at Chennai that the Caribbean side won by eight wickets (with 13 balls remaining). However, the match officials have found that Kieron Pollard-led Windies side had four overs short of its target after adjusting the time allowances.

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The four match-umpires put that slow over-rate offence charge on the Windies side. These umpires are on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Shaun George, third umpire Rodney Tucker and fourth umpire Anil Chaudhary.

The team have been fined according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This article is related to minimum over-rate offences, and it says, “players are fined 20% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”

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Every Caribbean cricketer have been slapped with the fine of 80% match fees (Image Credit: Twitter)

While the Caribbean team was four overs short of the target in that game, each of the Windies players has been fined 80% of their match fees.

Windies captain Kieron Pollard has admitted that offence and also accepted the proposed sanction. So, there is no requirement for the formal hearing.

Twin centuries helped Windies to win that ODI easily

After Windies captain Pollard won the toss in that Chennai ODI, he decided to bowl first. Though the Indian top-order failed on that afternoon, the hosts still managed to score 287/8 (50 overs) in the first innings, thanks to Shreyas Iyer (70) and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (71).

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Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Google)

However, that challenging target wasn’t enough for the hosts as the visitors comfortably chased that target in 47.5 overs after losing two wickets. Opening wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope (102 runs off 151 balls) and the Player of the Match award winner Shimron Hetmyer (139 runs off 106 balls) scored centuries in that easy chase.

India and Windies will play the second ODI of this series on this Wednesday (18th December) at Visakhapatnam.

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Bangladesh Faces Fine For Slow Over-Rate Offence Against Sri Lanka In The First ODI

Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh have faced fine for slow over-rate offence during the first ODI of the ongoing three-match ODI series against the hosts Sri Lanka.

On Friday (26th July), the visiting side Bangladesh suffered a 91-run defeat against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS). In that series-opening ODI, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 314/8 (50 overs), thanks to the wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera‘s century knock (111 runs).

After that match, the match officials revealed that Bangladesh fell two overs short of the target after considering all the time allowances.

This offence comes under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences. As per this rules, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal received the 40 per cent fine

So, the Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has faced 40% fine of his match fees. Meanwhile, the other Bangladesh players have faced 20% fine of their match fees.

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Tamim Iqbal. (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Both the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Raveendra Wilamasari, and the third umpire Marais Erasmus levelled this charge. Match referee Chris Broad set the fine against the Bangladesh players.

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal pleaded guilty for that and accepted the proposed sanction. So, no other formal hearing needs for this.

Lasith Malinga played his last ODI

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Lasith Malinga (Image Credit: Google)

It was also the last ODI of the Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga. Chasing down the 315 runs target, Bangladesh were all out on just 223 runs (41.4 overs). Apart from Mushfiqur Rahim (67 runs) and Sabbir Rahman (60 runs), no other visiting batsmen crossed the 20-run marks.

Malinga was the best bowler of that match as he had the bowling figures of 9.4-2-38-3. Also, Nuwan Pradeep (3/51) picked up three wickets in that game.

Lasith Malinga finished his ODI career with 338 wickets in 226 matches.

Malinga-less Sri Lanka will play the second ODI match of this series on 28th July at the same venue.