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IND vs SA: Virat Kohli’s Team India docked one WTC point, fined 20% of match fees for slow over-rate

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IND vs SA: Virat Kohli’s Team India docked one WTC point – India have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the first Test held in Centurion. Virat Kohli & Co fell one over short in Centurion. Follow India vs SA Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

Andrew Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India was one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

IND vs SA: Virat Kohli’s Team India docked one WTC point, fined 20% of match fees for slow over-rate

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.

In addition, as per Article 16.11 of the ICC Men’s World Test Championship Playing Conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short. Consequently, India will lose one point from their points tally for this offence.

Captain Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. Umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele leveled the charge.

IND vs SA: Virat Kohli’s Team India docked one WTC point, fined 20% of match fees for slow over-rate

India won the first Test by 113 runs. KL Rahul smashed 123 in the first innings while Mayank Agarwal scored 60 as India posted 327. Lungi Ngidi returned with six wickets. In reply, Mohammed Shami’s fifer helped India bowl out South Africa for 197.

In the second innings, India managed 174 with Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada bagging four wickets each. However, given a 305-run target, South Africa crumbled under pressure. They were dismissed for 191 despite a fighting 77-run knock from Dean Elgar. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami returned with three wickets each.

IND vs SA: Virat Kohli’s Team India docked one WTC point, fined 20% of match fees for slow over-rate

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