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India docked two WTC points for slow over-rate

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Last updated on 29 Dec 2023 | 07:21 AM
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India docked two WTC points for slow over-rate

Rohit Sharma's men were found two overs short in Centurion and have been charged 10% of their match fee

India have been docked two World Test Championship (WTC) points for maintaining slow over-rate during the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Rohit Sharma's men were found two overs short and have been charged 10% of their match fee.

As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the players are fined 5% of their match fee for every over they fall short. 

With two more points deducted, India now find themselves at the No. 6 spot, below Australia, in the WTC points table with 14 points to go with a points percentage of 38.89.

India lost the first Test in Centurion inside three days by an innings and 32 runs. Dean Elgar starred for the Proteas, scoring a magnificent 185. They also had valuable contributions from Debutant David Bedingham (56) and Marco Jansen (84*) to help their team to 408, in reply to India's 245.

It took South Africa less than 35 overs to bowl India out and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. India will have a chance to level the series in the second Test at Newlands, Cape Town, which will get underway from January 3, 2024.

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