Rohit Sharma and Co get fined for slow over-rate in first ODI

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Team India has found itself in some really hot water.

They now have to give 60 percent of their match fees because of maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI.

This is because India has been found three overs short of their target by the match officials.

Srinath has also taken time allowances into consideration before imposing the fine.

On the other hand, Rohit has willingly accepted the fine made by his team after it was leveled on him by the match officials.

These officials include on-field umpires, Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary, third umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madangopal.

Usually, fines in cricket matches are handed out after an official hearing but since the skipper has willingly accepted the fine, there is no need for a hearing in this case.

Team India save themselves from Michael Bracewell’s onslaught

The major reason for the fine coming India’s way is that Michael Bracewell was batting very well in the first ODI.

He was hitting all of India’s bowlers out of the park.

Ultimately, he was dismissed LBW by Shardul Thakur and India managed to win by a margin of 12 runs.

During Bracewell’s onslaught, Rohit tried to change field placements all the time.

The Indian skipper also looked quite distraught as his team was heading for a loss in the first match of the series.

After India’s win, everyone in the camp breathed a sigh of relief.

Michael Bracewell scored 140 runs in just 78 balls, which included 12 fours and ten sixes with a huge strike rate of 179.48.

However, he couldn’t take his team past the finish line.

Earlier, in the first innings, the crowd at Hyderabad witnessed a huge carnage by Shubman Gill as he notched up his double century.

He is now the youngest double centurion for India in men’s ODIs because of this wonderful knock.

While batting in the first innings, Shubman hit 19 fours and nine sixes with a strike rate of 139.59.

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