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India Fined For Slow Over-Rate

MS Dhoni (left) and his players have been fined heavily for bowling their overs slowly at The Kia Oval
MS Dhoni (left) and his players have been fined heavily for bowling their overs slowly at The Kia Oval
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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

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London

India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London

England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham

India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds

England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham

England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs