ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / News
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup 2011, Colombo
Pakistan fined for slow over-rate
February 27, 2011
Shahid Afridi has been fined 20% of his match fee and the rest of the Pakistan team 10% of theirs for a slow over-rate during their 11-run win against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday. They were adjudged to be one over short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. They were no major delays in Sri Lanka's innings, with Pakistan asking for their two allotted reviews.
In accordance with the ICC code of conduct, players are fined 10% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. The penalty was accepted by Pakistan without contest so there was no need for a hearing.
Pakistan successfully defended 277 at the R Premadasa Stadium, giving them their second victory of the tournament. Their fast bowlers went through 24 overs of the 50, with Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul, who both have long run-ups, combining for 19. Also, the game was headed for a close finish with Nuwan Kulasekara playing a cameo in the end for Sri Lanka, prompting several discussions over field settings.
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