New Delhi: The Indian women’s cricket team defeated the England women’s team by eight runs in the second T20 International here on Sunday. With this win, Team India has leveled the series 1-1. But still the women’s team has to face a problem.
Big fine imposed on women’s team
The Indian women’s cricket team was fined 20 per cent of their match fee for slow over-rate in the second T20 International against England. India leveled the series with an eight-run win. According to an ICC release, match referee Phil Wittkes imposed the fine. Indian team was one over behind within the stipulated time.
“In accordance with Section 2.22 of the Code of Conduct for the ICC Players and Support Staff, players have been fined 20 per cent of the match fee for every one over short,” the release said. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur accepted the sentence, which did not require a formal hearing.
Asked to bat first, India women scored 148 for four in their 20 overs, thanks to 48 runs from 38 balls by opener Shefali Verma. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 31 runs in 25 balls. After this, the Indian team restricted the home team to 140 runs for eight wickets. Poonam Yadav took two wickets for 17 runs in her four overs.