Team India was penalized 60% of their match money for having a slow over rate in the 1st ODI vs New Zealand. Match referee Javagal Srinath, who was in charge of the game’s refereeing, determined that the team led by Rohit Sharma fell three overs short of their goal.
Before setting the fine amount, Srinath took time allowances into account. The match officials included were on-field umpires Nitin Menon, Anil Chaudhary, third umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal. They assessed the fine, which the team’s captain Rohit voluntarily accepted.
Sometimes fines are imposed after formal hearings, but in this case there was no need for one. This was because Rohit voluntarily accepted the allegation.
The reason behind slow over rate of team India
In a game that featured high scoring, Michael Bracewell was unable to lead the Black Caps to victory, giving the Rohit Sharma-led India a serious scare. Before getting dismissed after an LBW appeal to Shardul Thakur, Bracewell was able to get under the skin of almost all of the India bowlers and played around with the field.
It caused Rohit “the leader” a lot of stress because he had to spend a lot of time choosing different field positions. Thus, the team was unable to bowl its required 50 overs in the allotted time.
With a stunning strike rate of 179.48, Bracewell hit 140 runs off just 78 balls, including 12 fours and 10 sixs. Even though he played well into the game, the Tom Latham team ultimately fell short by only 12 runs, making it impossible for the visitors to win.
The fans at the game’s start saw sheer devastation as India’s opener Shubman Gill hit a valiant double century.
Thanks to his incredible innings, he became the youngest double centurion in men’s ODIs. Shubman batted at a strike rate of 139.59 and amassed 19 fours and nine massive sixes during the course of the innings.
As a result of which the Indian opener was announced as the man of the match.
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