Australia vs India, 1st ODI: India were found to be 1 over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration during the series opener against Australia in Sydney on Friday.
1st ODI: India players fined 20 percent of match fee for slow over-rate vs Australia (AP Photo)
- India players fined 20 percent of their match fee for slow over-rate in Sydney ODI
- India were found one over short of the target as the 1st ODI extended to 8 hours
- India lost the 1st ODI by 66 runs despite Hardik Pandya’s valiant 90
India players have been fined 20 percent of their match fee for slow over-rate during their 66-run defeat to Australia in the 1st ODI of the ongoing 3-match series in Sydney on Friday. Virat Kohli’s men were found to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration as the series opener was played over 8 hours.
Virat Kohli pleaded guilty for the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, the International Cricket Council said in a statement.
India gave away 374 runs in 50 overs after Australia opted to bat in the series opener. The first innings extended beyond the cut-off time as the Australian batting innings stretched to over 4 hours. India fell short of the total by 66 runs after an ordinary display of batting in Sydney.
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