2022 Asia Cup: India, Pakistan fined for slow over-rate
India and Pakistan have been docked 40% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Group A fixture of the 2022 Asia Cup. Notably, both sides were found two overs short of their target. As per ANI, Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions. India won the high-octane fixture by five wickets.
The official statement of ICC
"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% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," said the ICC in a statement. "Both captains pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction."
A look at the revised playing conditions
As per the revised playing conditions, a T20 innings should be completed within 85 minutes. The fielding side is penalized for every over that begins outside this limit. Notably, the fielding side should have at least five fielders inside the ring in these overs as a form of penalty. Therefore, both India and Pakistan had only four fielders on the boundary at the death.
Indian team pays a hefty fine
As per reports, the Indian cricket team has been fined Rs. 13.20 Lakh and Pakistani cricket team has been fined Rs. 5.92 Lakh for maintaining slow over-rate in their Asia Cup duel on Sunday.
India won their fourth consecutive Asia Cup match against Pakistan
India beat Pakistan in the second match of the 2022 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya helped the Men in Blue chase 148 after the Pakistanis were bundled out. Bhuvneshwar Kumar registered his career-best figures against Pakistan in T20Is. India have their fourth consecutive match against Pakistan at the Asia Cup.
How did the match pan out?
Indian pacers kept Pakistan on thebackfoot after skipper Rohit Sharma elected to field. Bhuvneshwar drew first blood for India in the third over, getting rid of the in-form Babar. Pakistan crawled their way to 147 (19.5). India lost KL Rahul quite early before Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 50 runs. After their departure, Jadeja (35) and Pandya (33*) drove India to victory.