|Scorecard:||Australia v New Zealand|
|Player:||RS Mahanama, RT Ponting|
|Event:||New Zealand in Australia 2008/09|
DateLine: 2nd February 2009
The Australia team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its two-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first ODI in Perth on Sunday.
Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Ricky Ponting’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
As such, Ponting was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.