Thursday 8 March 2012 

Australia Fined For Slow Over-Rate In CB Series Final

Australia Fined For Slow Over-Rate In CB Series Final
Australia Fined For Slow Over-Rate In CB Series Final
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Australia have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 16-run Commonwealth Bank Series final victoryagainst Sri Lanka in Adelaide.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the side were one over short of their target and as such the players were fined ten percent of their match fee and captain Shane Watson's fine was doubled.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fines and should the team be found guilty of the same offence under Watson's leadership in the next 12 months, he will be handed a one-game suspension.

An excellent performance from Australia saw Clint McKay return career-best figures of five for 28 as Australia bowled out Sri Lanka for 215 having themselves been dismissed for 231.

Watson is set to lead Australia again during the One-Day International series in the West Indies later this month, which regular captain Michael Clarke will miss due to a hamstring injury.

© Cricket World 2012

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