South Africa fined for slow over-rate in first Test

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Chennai, Mar 31 (UNI) The South Africa team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its drawn first Test against India played here from March 26 to 30.

Match Referee Roshan Mahanama imposed the fines after Graeme Smith's side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

As per the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Smith was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while each of his players received 10 per cent fines.


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