Melbourne, Nov 24 (UNI) Australia was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 149-run victory in the first Test against New Zealand played at Brisbane.
Match Referee Chris Broad imposed the fines after Ricky Ponting's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with 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, Ponting was fined 30 per cent of his match fee while his players have each received 15 per cent fines.
Ponting came in for a lot of criticisms during the Nagpur Test against India where Australia was penalised for slow-over rate.
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