Sunday 27 February 2011 

Pakistan Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against Sri Lanka

Pakistan Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against Sri Lanka
Pakistan Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against Sri Lanka
© REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Pakistan have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 11-run win over Sri Lanka in their Cricket World Cup Group A match in Colombo.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled that Shahid Afridi's side, which successfully defended 277 by restricting Sri Lanka to 266 for nine, were one over short of their allocation.

The players were accordingly fined ten percent of their match fees while as captain, Afridi's fine was doubled to 20 percent.

Afridi had taken four wickets to bowl his side into a winning position and they currently lie in a strong position in the group having won their first two matches of the competition having beaten Kenya by 205 runs in their opening game.

They are next in action when they play Canada on 3rd March.

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