SA vs IND: Dough wet in poverty! ICC fines Indian team after losing Centurion Test match

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In the first test match, India was defeated by South Africa by an innings and 32 runs.

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The first match of the two-match Test series between South Africa and India ended yesterday, Thursday, December 28. Let us tell you that in this match, host South Africa has defeated the Indian cricket team by a huge margin of innings and 32 runs. On the other hand, the Indian team has suffered a double blow after losing this match.

Let us tell you that due to slow over rate in the match, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed a fine on the Indian team. In the match, India was found two overs late in finishing the bowling in the stipulated time, after which the apex body of cricket has fined India 10% of the match fee. This fine has been imposed on the Indian team by ICC Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad.

So, if we tell you about the rule of slow over rate, then according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct (players and things related to players), if a team is not able to complete the overs in the stipulated time, then players of that team will be fined. A fine of 5% of the over match fee is imposed.

India slipped to fifth place in WTC 2025

Let us tell you that after losing this Test match against South Africa, the Indian team was in fifth position after three matches with 16 points and points percentage of 44.44. However, due to slow over rate, the Indian team’s points have been deducted. Currently, she is at number six, below Australia with 14 points and 38.89 points percentage.

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