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Zimbabwe penalised for slow over-rate in first T20I

Zimbabwe players celebrating the victory over India in the first T20I in Harare.
Zimbabwe players celebrating the victory over India in the first T20I in Harare.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has penalised Zimbabwe for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first Twenty20 International against India in Harare on Saturday.

After time allowances were considered, the ICC ruled that Zimbabwe fell two overs short of their required target.

As a result, Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee while the rest of the team members were handed 20 per cent fines.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Russell Tiffin and Jeremiah Matibiri, third umpire Langton Rusere and fourth umpire Sifelani Rwaziyeni.

Match referee Sir Richie Richardson levelled the sanction and since Cremer accepted it, there was no need to conduct a formal hearing.

Zimbabwe won the first T20I by two runs after successfully defending a total of 170, which was set up by an excellent fifty from Elton Chigumbura.

India hit back with a 10-wicket win in the second match.

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