The Australian Cricket Team has been fined heavily for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the Boxing Day Test. The match referee has deducted 4 ICC World Test Championship points from Australia’s credit. The Indian Cricket Team beat the Aussies by 8 wickets in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane grabbed the Man of the Match award for his brilliant century in the first innings. Team India are now on level terms with Australia in the series. The Aussies had dismantled the Indian batting line up in the first Test played at Adelaide. India recorded its lowest ever Test total in the second innings as the Kangaroos winded them up on just 36 runs.
Australia Fined Heavily For Slow Over Rate In Boxing Day Test
Hosts Australia were penalised for being two overs short of the target after time allowances were measured and a decision was reached by the match referee David Boon.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC code of conduct which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the ICC said.
“In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalised two points for each over short” ICC added.
Team India Beat The Aussies In The Boxing Day Test
Team India beat Australia by 8 wickets in the Boxing Day Test. The India National Cricket Team was right on the money as they avenged their Adelaide humiliation in style. They beat the mighty Australians in the Melbourne Test by 8 wickets.
Now, India and Australia will collide in the third Test from January 7 at Sydney. Star Indian opener, Rohit Sharma will join the side from the third Test. Australian opener David Warner will also join the side from the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.