The first ODI played between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Thursday was full of excitement. In this money-making match, the Indian team defeated New Zealand by a close margin of 12 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
In the first ODI played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, India scored 349/8 in 50 overs by batting first. In response, the New Zealand team was all out for 337 runs in 49.2 overs.
India definitely won the match, but despite this, it made a big mistake, the whole team had to bear the brunt of it. The Indian team has been heavily fined for slow over rate in the first ODI.
The Indian team has been fined 60 per cent of its match fee for slow over-rate. Match referee Javagal Srinath found the Indian team guilty of being bowled three overs short of the allotted time.
Timing was taken care of before deciding on the Indian team. According to Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Officials, players will be fined 20 per cent of their match fees if they go one over short of the allotted time.
Since the Indian team was three overs behind schedule, it was fined 60 percent of its match fee. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has accepted the offense imposed by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon.
Hence no formal action is required. The second ODI between India and New Zealand will be played in Raipur on Saturday. The Indian team will try to win the match and win the series, while the Kiwi team will be seen putting all their efforts to level the series.