South Africa fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in 4th ODI

Vastavam web: South Africa were today fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fourth One-Day International against India here, which they won by five wickets to keep the six-match series alive.ICC match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the fine after Aiden Markram’s side was ruled to be one over short of their target in yesterday’s match, when time allowances were taken into consideration.As such, Markram has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while the South African players have received 10 per cent fines.

If South Africa commit another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with Markram as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Markram and he will face a suspension.Markram pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.