The Indian team has suffered another setback after their loss to Australia. The entire team is fined 20% of the match fees. The penalty is due to slow over-rate. Actually, the Indian team could not finish their overs on time. Australia beat India by 66 runs in the first match of the ODI series played on Friday.
ICC match referee David Boon has fined the Indian team under Article 2.22. A statement issued by the ICC said, “Captain Virat Kohli admitted his mistake. Because of this there was no need to hear.
The thrill of the match was like this
Australia defeated India unilaterally by 66 runs in the first ODI. The hosts won the toss and batted first and scored a mammoth score of 374 for six in 50 overs thanks to the best innings of captain Aaron Finch (114), Steve Smith (105), David Warner (69). It is also Australia’s highest score in ODIs against India.
It proved impossible for India to achieve this goal. Hardik Pandya (90) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) tried to get the team to victory, but their effort could not succeed and the Indian team managed to score 308 runs losing eight wickets in 50 overs. With this, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Australia vs India: India could have won the first ODI by doing this feat!