South Africa Fined For Slow Over-Rate

South Africa players celebrate a wicket
South Africa players have been fined for their slow over-rate against New Zealand
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South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their ICC World Twenty20 win over New Zealand after they were two overs behind their target.

As New Zealand closed on 168 for eight, two runs short of South Africa's 170 for six, South Africa were slow bowling their overs.

As a result, captain Faf du Plessis has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee and his team-mates received a fine of 20 per cent.

Players are fined 10 per cent for each over they are behind with captains' fines doubled as per the ICC Code of Conduct.

The fines were imposed by match referee Javagal Srinath.

South Africa are next in action when they play the Netherlands in two days.

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