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South Africa reprimanded for slow overshoot in second ODI compared to India

South Africa were fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow pace in the 2nd ODI against India at Boland Park in Paarl.

Temba Bavuma and Co. exceeded the target set after the time allowances were reviewed. Match referee Andy Pycroft gave the penalty and the Proteas captain pleaded guilty and accepted the decision.

Referees Marais Erasmus and Adrien Holdstock, third referee Bongani Jele and fourth referee Allauhudien Palekar leveled against the home team.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Officers, regarding minimum rate violations, “Players are fined 20 percent of the match fee to each of their sides. failed within the allotted time.”


South Africa ends the ODI series with a match to go

South Africa continued their winning streak in the 2nd ODI, convincingly beating India by seven points to end the series.

Heading, India overtook Rishabh Pant 85 and the crucial innings of Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin in the lower order with 288 runs across the board. Proteas chased a total with 11 balls to spare, based on a half-century from Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan.

Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram also made significant contributions in overcoming India in the first series since Virat Kohli was sacked from the position of ODI captain.

Proteas captain Temba Bavuma is looking forward to a clean sweep in the next day or so. Speaking at the end of the game, the right-hander said:

“A 3-0 scoreline sounds much better than 2-1 but we won’t think much of it. We’ll enjoy this win today.”

The third and final ODI of the series will be broadcast on January 23 (Sunday) at Centurion.


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