Australia vs England: Despite winning the first match of the ODI series over England, Australia suffered a loss. The ICC has fined the team. The International Cricket Council on Friday confirmed that Australia have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI against England. David Boon of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees on Thursday ruled Australia two overs short of the target after taking into account the stipulated time.
In a statement, the ICC said: “In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate cases, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for each over bowled.” who fails to bowl in the allotted time.”
Captain Pat Cummins accepted the proposed sanction upon pleading guilty to the matter, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Paul Wilson and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Sam Nogajski.
Significantly, the ODI series is being played between Australia and England. Its first match was played in Adelaide on Thursday. In this, Australia won by 6 wickets. England batting first scored 287 runs. During this, Malan scored a century while performing brilliantly. In response, Australia won the match with the loss of 4 wickets in 46.5 overs. Travis Head, David Warner and Steve Smith performed brilliantly for the team and scored half-centuries.