The Indian team lost the final match of the World Test Championship 2023, but in addition, India suffered another major setback. The ICC fined the Indian team a full match fee for not maintaining the pace of the overs. Along with India, ICC also fined WTC winners Australia. Interestingly, Shubman Gill has also faced fine. ICC has given this information by tweeting.
115 percent penalty to India
In the WTC Final, the Indian team was fined full match fee for not maintaining the pace of the overs. On the other hand, Australia was also fined 80 percent of the match fee. The Indian team was 5 overs behind the allotted time. Also, the Australian team was 4 overs behind the allotted time. In addition, the player of the Indian team also faced a fine. ICC also fined Shubman Gill. He was fined 15 percent of his match fee. Thus the Indian team was fined a total of 115 percent.
Shubman broke the rule
During India’s second innings, Shubman Gill was caught by Cameron Green off Scott Boland’s ball. This time he took a review, but was still dismissed by the third umpire. There were different reactions to this controversial decision. Gill himself was very disappointed by this. He expressed his frustration by sharing posts on Twitter and Instagram. As a result, the ICC fined him 15 percent of the match fee.
🚨 JUST IN: India, Australia and star opener sanctioned by the ICC.
— ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2023
A crushing defeat for India
The Indian team suffered a heavy defeat in the final match. In this match, Australia team challenged India to 444 runs for victory on the fourth day. Chasing this challenge, the Indian team could score only 234 runs in the second innings. Therefore, the Indian team faced defeat by 209 runs. Shubman Gill’s dismissal in the second innings proved controversial. Many question marks were raised from his catch.
In the final match, Gill was dismissed for just 13 runs in the first innings, while in the second innings, Gill was bowled out for just 18 runs. Apart from Gill, Rohit Sharma (15), Virat Kohli (14) and KS Bharat (5) also disappointed. However, in the second innings compared to the first innings, Rohit (43), Virat (49) and Bharat (23) played well, but their contribution was not enough for the team to win. (ind vs aus team india fined entirety of wtc 2023 final match fees for slow over rate Shubman Gill)
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