West Indies have fined 20 percent of their match for maintaining a slow over rate in the first T20I against India.
West Indies Fined in First T20I Match
Richie Richardson of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after the West Indies were ruled to be one over 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,” stated the official release.
West Indies Captain Nicholas Pooran plead guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Patrick Gustard leveled the charge.
As far as the match is concerned India won the 1st T20I match by 68 runs where Dinesh Karthik has been named as the player of the match for his cameo of 41 runs off 19 balls which includes 4 boundaries and 2 sixes.
Winning the toss West Indies decides to bowl first where India scored 190 runs for 6 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs. Rohit scored 64 runs from 44 deliveries but DK grabs the attention for his cameo of 41 runs off just 19 balls.
Indian bowling unit struck West Indies top order players and loads pressure on the players and made to lose their wickets at regular intervals. At the end of 20 overs Windies managed to score only 122 runs and lost the first match by 68 runs.
The second match of the 5 matches T20I series will be played today(August 1) in Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.