India Fined For Slow Over-Rate
After collapsing to an innings defeat to England in the fifth and final Test at The Kia Oval, India have been fined heavily for maintaining a slow over-rate during England's innings of 486.
They were dismissed for just 148 and 94 and as a fielding side, they also struggled, both to contain England, and to get through their overs in a timely manner.
After time allowances were taken into consideration, India were ruled to be three overs short of their target by match referee Ranjan Madugalle.
The players are fined 10 per cent of their match fee for each over they are short and the captain's fine is doubled so while the Indian players were fined 30 per cent of their match fees, MS Dhoni was handed a 60 per cent fine.
He also faces a one-match ban if he is found guilty of another over-rate offence in Tests in the next 12 months.
India accepted the penalty without contesting it and there was no need for an official hearing.
India lost the series 3-1 after losing the fifth Test in less than three days.
© Cricket World 2014
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