West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Bridgetown, Barbados, 5th day July 3, 2011

Slow over-rate costs Dhoni 60% of match fee

ESPNcricinfo staff

MS Dhoni has been fined 60% of his match fee, while the rest of the team lost 30% of their fees as India maintained a slow over-rate in the second Test against West Indies in Bridgetown. Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fines after ruling that India finished three overs short of their target.

The ICC code of conduct stipulates that the team's captain should be fined 20% of his match fee for every over the side fails to bowl, double what other players in the XI lose. Three offences in the same format of the game within a 12-month period will lead to an immediate suspension of the captain from the next match in that format.

This is Dhoni's second over-rate fine in Tests this year, having been docked 60% of his match fee after the Cape Town Test against South Africa in January. If he is pulled up one more time in any Test till the first week of January 2012, he will miss the subsequent Test India play.

The Barbados Test ended in a draw, after rain and then bad light held up play to leave India three wickets away from victory and West Indies 79 short of the target. India lead the series 1-0 with one Test remaining. The final Test starts in Dominica on July 6.

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