Hamilton: India have been fined for maintaining a slow over rate for a third successive limited-overs game.
According to the details, India is being docked 80 per cent of their match fee for the three-match ODI series opener in Hamilton on Wednesday (February 5).
The sources said, After losing 40 and 20 per cent of the match fee respectively for the fourth and fifth T20I of the preceding series they swept 5-0, India were again found a massive four overs short of the target in the first ODI after time allowances were taken into consideration.
On-field umpires Shaun Haig and Langton Rusere, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth umpire Chris Brown levelled the charges. This is the third successive game on the tour that the visitors have been fined for not completing the overs in the allotted time. India were fined in the fourth and fifth T20I as well.
For India, Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden international ton batting at four. Apart from him, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul also went past the 50-run mark even as the latter looked like settling into his role in the middle-order. Rahul remained unbeaten on 88 off just 64 deliveries with three fours and six sixes to his name. However, the tourists didn’t bowl and field well on a small ground in Hamilton which led to them succumbing to the defeat.
Remember that in the first ODI match, New Zealand defeated India by 4 wickets to take a 0-1 lead in the series.
The second one-day match between the two teams will be played in Auckland on February 7.