West Indies Fined For Slow Over-Rate

The West Indies celebrate a wicket against South Africa
The West Indies have been fined after bowling their overs too slowly in Johannesburg
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The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Twenty20 International against South Africa in Johannesburg.

Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and captain Darren Sammy led the West Indies to a memorable victory as they chased down a target of 232 to set a new world record.

However, during South Africa's innings of 231 for six, they had bowled their overs too slowly and were deemed to be one over short of their target.

Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed a fine on the players of 10 per cent of their match fee and as captain, Sammy's fine was doubled.

Should Sammy be found guilty of one more over-rate offence in Twenty20 Internationals as captain in the next 12 months, he will have to serve a one-match suspension.

The third and final game is in Duban on Wednesday 14th January.

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