England
England

In the third and final T20I against South Africa, England were fined 20 percent of their match fees for slow over-rate offence. The visitors won the trophy by sealing their victory in three match series as 2-1.

Eoin Morgan accepted the sanction laid out by the match officials Adrian Holdstock and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth umpire Brad White.

England fined in 3rd T20I
England fined in 3rd T20I

An ICC release said, “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”.

With the captain Morgan’s impressive strikes of 57 from 22 balls England made their day at Centurion. Though England lost their 1st T20I in a slip of one run they made a come back with a trilling last over win in second match. In third T20I, England chased down a massive target of 223 With five balls left. Eoin Morgan’s aggressive strike with 7 sixes made a huge change in game which paved the way for the trophy.

This is second fine by ICC to different team in this year. Previously India fined in three successive match in the New Zealand tour. India fined twenty percent of the match fee in second T20I, Forty percent in third T20I. When it comes to ODI India fined 80 percent of the match fee in 1st ODI for the same reason of slow over rate as such England.