India might have recorded a convincing victory over England in Ahmedabad on Sunday in the second T20I; however, they have found themselves in a bit of trouble. The ICC fined the home side for maintaining a slow over-rate against England as they were one over short of the required one. All the players have to bear a 20 per cent fine for the same.
Javagal Srinath, part of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, imposed the sanction as Virat Kohli’s side was one over short of the target even as they took time allowances into consideration. Virat Kohli also pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the imposed punishment; thus, there was no formal hearing.
On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virender Sharma leveled the charge. According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, relating to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
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Meanwhile, the men in blue stood triumphant as they aced all the departments in the second T20I after faltering in the first. The hosts limited England to 164 in 20 overs through a brilliant bowling performance, followed by a clinical run-chase. Virat Kohli top-scored with an unbeaten 73, while Ishan Kishan, the debutant, set the foundation with a 32-ball 56.