India fined for slow over-rate in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh


Despite the bitter taste of defeat in the first match still lingering, the Indian team was penalised 80 percent of their match fee due to maintaining a slow over-rate in the initial ODI versus Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday.


The ICC revealed the development on Monday afternoon.


Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after India were ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.


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In spite of being ahead in the match for the bulk of Bangladesh’s innings, India eventually succumbed to defeat by one wicket. The visitors batted first after losing the toss, and were restricted to only 186 runs due to the superior bowling performances of Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadot Hossain.


While Shakib scalped five wickets in the match, Ebadot registered his maiden four-wicket haul.


In reply, Mehidy spearheaded Bangladesh to an extraordinary victory. Needing 51 runs for victory with only a solitary wicket remaining, the home side displayed immense courage in the face of adversity to pull off a remarkable win, largely due to the heroic batting efforts of Mehidy.


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Although Mohammed Siraj picked up three wickets for India, his hard work ultimately went unrewarded.


The second and third ODIs of the series will take place on December 7th and 10th in Dhaka and Chattogram, respectively.


Source: United News of Bangladesh