India Fined in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh For Maintaining Slow Over Rate

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma(Image: BCCI)

Indian cricket team who lost their first ODI match of India’s tour of Bangladesh 2022 has been handed an 80 per cent of their match fee fine for a slow over-rate.

India Fined in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh

Indian cricket team has been scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 2 Tests during their Bangladesh tour. Notably, India will be playing their last Test match of the series while BCCI hosts the IPL 2023 players auction on December 23.

ICC elite panel match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the sanction after India were ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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 fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

India captain Rohit Sharma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, the ICC said in a statement.

On-field umpires Michael Gough and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel levelled the charge. The second ODI will be played here on Wednesday

Winning the toss Bangladesh opted to bowl first and restricted India to score big enough. With Shakib’s fiver India just scored 186 runs and lost all 10 wickets with nearly 9 overs left to bowl.

India too made an impressive bowling attack and poses great pressure on the hosting nation. Bangladesh’s 10th wicket pair of Mehidy Hasan Miraj and Mustafizur Rahaman scripted an unbelievable turnaround with a 51-run stand that saw the hosts surpass a target of 187 in 46 overs.

The two-match Test series will be played on December 14, and December 22 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram and Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.