England fined for slow over-rate in Centurion T20I


17th February, 2020 05:49:32 printer

England fined for slow over-rate in Centurion T20I

England have been fined 20 percent of their match fees for slow over-rate offence in the third and final T20I against South Africa.

The visitors were one-over short in Centurion as they sealed a thrilling 2-1 series win.

Eoin Morgan accepted the sanction laid out by the match officials Adrian Holdstock and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth umpire Brad White.

"In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," the ICC release said.

England were set a target of 223 and they chased it down with five balls to spare with Morgan smashing unbeaten 57 off 22. They had lost the first T20I by one run but bounced back to seal the second game by two runs to end the tour on a successful note.