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Double blow for Team India as loss against Bangladesh follows a 80% match fees fine


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Double blow for Team India as loss against Bangladesh follows a 80% match fees fine

Team India’s Bangladesh tour started on a disappointing note as the Rohit Sharma-led side were defeated by 1 wicket in the first ODI. The Men in Blue were invited to put runs on the scoreboard after Bangladesh won the toss. India however failed spectacularly as they could only muster 186 runs on the scoreboard after getting all out in 41.2 overs.

Team India bowlers came out charged up in defence of the small total. The game crept slightly back in favour of Team India after Deepak Chahar dismissed Najmul Hossain Shanto on the very first ball itself. India dismissed nine of Bangladesh’s batters at just 139 and were all set to bring the match into their favour with one wicket.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman, however, had differing ideas from the visiting team and they made sure to take the host country over the line with a 48-run partnership. Indian bowlers huffed and puffed but could not dismiss the last batting pair.

In their attempt to get the last Bangladesh wicket, the Indian team has a lot of discussions which compounded to them being four overs late on the time allowances for the second inning.

As a result of the slow over rate, Team India was given a hefty punishment in the form of a match fee cut. The Governing Body for International Cricket stated that India have been fined a hefty 80% of their match fee for slow over-rate.

Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed sanctions after dining that Team India has breached ‘Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. As a result of their slow over rate, Team India was fined 20% for every over that the side failed to bowl in the allotted time.

As a result of this win, Bangladesh have taken a lead in the 3-match ODI series. Both teams will meet in the second match on December 7th in Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

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