The Indian cricket team has been fined 80% in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday due to slow over-rate. Team India has been fined for the third consecutive time due to slow over-rate. The Indian team was also fined earlier in the fourth and fifth T20 matches due to slow over-rate.

The Indian team had to face defeat in the first ODI against hosts New Zealand (India vs New Zealand). New Zealand achieved a major target of 348 runs in this match. The Indian team could not bowl 50 overs in the match till the scheduled time.

According to the ICC report, match referee Chris Broad has imposed this penalty for not allowing the Indian team to complete the stipulated overs within the time limit in the match. The Indian team was able to throw four overs less in the deadline. ‘New Zealand won the match in 48.1 overs.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct, players are fined 20 per cent per over for not throwing overs in due time. Kohli admitted his mistake and accepted the punishment. Therefore, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charges were made by on-field umpires Shaun Haig and Langton Rusere, besides third umpire Bruce Oxenford.

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