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South Africa fined for slow over-rate

The South African players were fined 5% of their match fees - Graeme Smith, their captain being fined 10% - for a slow over-rate during the second Test against West Indies in Cape Town.

Roshan Mahanama, the match referee, imposed the fine after South Africa were ruled to be one over short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined 5% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

South Africa won the match by seven wickets to square the series 1-1. The next Test, to be played at Kingsmead in Durban, begins on January 10.