IND vs PAK, Asia Cup 2022: What is slow-over rate penalty? India and Pakistan penalised in Dubai
India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma were found to be guilty of maintaining a slow over rate in their match against Pakistan and were forced to play with 5 players inside the 30-yard circle in the last few overs.
Team India were penalised by the umpires in their Asia Cup 2022 match against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium in UAE. India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma were found to be guilty of maintaining a slow over rate in their match against Pakistan and were forced to play with 5 players inside the 30-yard circle in the last few overs. It proved detrimental at the end as Pakistan managed to get a total of 147 runs despite continously struggling for partnerships in the match. Later in the match, Pakistan also received the penalty.
India vs Pakistan: What is slow-over rate penalty
ICC announced earlier this year an in-game penalty for maintaining slow over rates during the match. Teams will be allowed only four players outside the circle instead of five if they are found guilty of slow over rate.
“An in-match penalty for slow over rates in men’s and women’s Twenty20 Internationals comes into effect this month, with the updated playing conditions also providing for an optional drinks interval midway through the innings in bilateral T20 international cricket.
The over rate regulations are captured in clause 13.8 of the playing conditions, which stipulate that a fielding side must be in position to bowl the first ball of the final over of the innings by the scheduled or rescheduled time for the end of the innings. If they are not in such a position, one fewer fielder will be permitted outside of the 30-yard circle for the remaining overs of the innings,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.
Asia Cup 2022: India restrict PAK to 147
Hardik Pandya showed his high value under extreme pressure as his well-directed short balls helped India limit Pakistan to 147 all out in their Asia Cup opener here on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma decided to chase after winning the toss and the bowlers, led by Hardik, set up the game nicely for India.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26) was at his skilful best and his four wicket haul included the prized scalp of Babar Azam (10). However, Hardik’s envious figures of 3 for 25 in four overs, during the middle phase, triggered a Pakistani batting collapse.
Young seamer Arshdeep Singh also returned decent figures of 2 fo 33 in his first ever appearance in an Indo-Pak clash as all 10 wickets were snapped by speed merchants, a first for India in shortest version.
Soon after, Hardik removed Khushdil Shah with another short ball to leave Pakistan at 97 for five in the 15th over.
Number 11 Shahnawaz Dahani hammered two big sixes in the death overs to take Pakistan closer to 150.
India took five wickets in the last 30 balls but also ended up conceding 45 runs.