IND vs AUS 1st ODI 2020, Team India fined for slow over rate: Virat Kohli led Team India had a poor start in India’s tour of Australia 2020 as it lost the ODI series opener, by 66 runs, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), on Friday (November 27).
The Men in Blue led by Virat Kohli were criticised for their poor bowling and fielding. The visitors were also slammed by several former cricketers and experts for slow over-rate throughout the Australian inning.
On Saturday (November 28), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has slapped Team India with a 20 percent fine for slow over-rate following their 66-run defeat in Sydney.
The match referee David Boon imposed the sanction.
As the on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Sam Nogajski, TV umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Gerard Abood levelled the fine, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offense.
Virat Kohli also accepted the proposed sanction, which ruled out room for a formal hearing.
Former cricketers including Aakash Chopra and Michael Vaughan shared their opinions on the slow over-rate of Team India in Sydney. Chopra tweeted during India’s run-chase in Sydney. “It’s been 7.30 hours since the start of this game….and we have at least one hour of play to go,” he tweeted on IND vs AUS 1st ODI, 2020.
“India’s over rate is appalling … !!! Body language defensive … fielding is my standard (shocking) … Bowling ordinary !!! Aussies, on the other hand, have been outstanding … Long tour for India me thinks …” Michael Vaughan wrote.