India have been fined for maintaining slow over-rate in the 2nd T20I against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. “India have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a release.
“India were ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances was taken into consideration”, the ICC added. India Captain Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence & accepted the proposed sanction. India beat England by 7 Wickets in the match to level the five match T20I series at 1-1. A good bowling stint by India restricted England to 164 runs with Jason Roy top scoring for England with 46 runs.
India were brilliant in chasing the target, despite of KL Rahul getting out in the very first over off Sam Curran. Debutant Ishan Kishan opened India’s innings in place of Shikhar Dhawan, got off to a rapid start & kept troubling England bowlers to bring down the asking rate. By the time Ishan got out for 32 balls 56 runs India were in control of the match with virat kohli batting spectacularly on the other side of the crease.
Rishabh Pant’s Quick knock of 26 runs off 13 balls added to hosts scoreboard & then India’s Captain sealed glorious victory in style by smashing a winning six. Virat Kohli returned back to form with his 49 balls 73 runs which also helped him to become the first cricketer to score 3000 runs in Men’s T20Is. The two teams will now face each other in the 3rd T20I at the same venue on 16th March, Tuesday.