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India penalised for slow over rate in final
Press Trust of India, PTI
Mumbai, April 03, 2011
First Published: 15:33 IST(3/4/2011)
Last Updated: 01:11 IST(4/4/2011)
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardena plays a shot during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches.

World Cup champions India have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 20% of his match fee while the players were docked 10%.

“Match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the fine after India was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match," the ICC said in a statement.

“The penalty was accepted by India without contest.”

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