SA fined for slow over-rate at Newlands

Published: Sunday, January 6, 2008, 20:26 [IST]
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Proteas penalised for slow over-rate

Cape Town: South Africa's joy at levelling the three match Test series with the West Indies was slightly diluted on Sunday as it was announced the team had been fined for a slow over-rate in the second Test which they won on Saturday by seven wickets.

ICC Match Referee Roshan Mahanama imposed the fines after Graeme Smith's side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Smith - who made a swashbuckling 85 off 79 balls on Saturday to inspire his side to victory - was fined 10 per cent of his match fee while each of his players received five per cent fines.

The third and final Test starts on Thursday in Durban.

West Indies won the first Test by 128 runs.


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