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Aiden Markram fined 20% match fee for slow over-rate in Johannesburg ODI

Aiden Markram, the South Africa skipper was fined 20 percent match fee for slow over-rate following the Proteas five-wicket win against India in a rain-affected ODI in Johannesburg

cricket Updated: Feb 11, 2018 14:48 IST
HT Correspondent/Agencies
HT Correspondent/Agencies
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Aiden Markram-led South Africa stayed alive in the six-match series with a magnificent five-wicket win in the Pink ODI in Johannesburg. (BCCI)

Aiden Markram, the South Africa skipper was fined 20 percent of his match fee while the rest of the players were fined 10 percent for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team’s five-wicket win against India in Johannesburg on Saturday.

ICC match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the fine after Markram’s side was ruled to be one over short of their target in yesterday’s match, when time allowances were taken into consideration.

Markram and the rest of the South Africa players were guilty of breaching Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bongani Jele, third umpire Ian Gould, and fourth umpire Shaun George.

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.

South Africa stayed alive in the six-match ODI series with a wonderful display in the Pink ODI in Johannesburg. After Shikhar Dhawan’s century boosted India to 289/7, rain curtailed South Africa’s chase and they got over the line by five wickets via D/L method thanks to attacking knocks from David Miller and Heinrich Klassen.

The next ODI is on Tuesday at Port Elizabeth and South Africa, trailing the series 1-3, will be determined to stay alive.

First Published: Feb 11, 2018 14:47 IST