Pakistan fined by ICC for slow over rate after win

ODI World Cup 2023: The Pakistan team is currently staking their claim for the race to the semi-finals in the World Cup 2023 by defeating New Zealand. In the match played on 4 October, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. With this victory, Pakistan has reached fifth position in the points table. With this victory, the Pakistan team has now suffered a loss and the ICC has also imposed a fine on the team.

The match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played on 4 October at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. ICC has fined Pakistan cricket team for maintaining slow over rate during the match. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed a fine of 10 percent of the match fee on the Pakistan cricket team. Actually, Pakistan team reduced 2 overs from the scheduled time. Pakistan was found guilty of violating Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct. After this the team was fined.

This was Pakistan’s best performance in the tournament. New Zealand’s mountain-like score of 401 runs was also made very easy by the team’s batsmen. Left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman and captain Babar Azam played brilliant innings. Fakhar Zaman remained unbeaten on 126 and Babar Azam on 66 runs. Rain interrupted play while chasing the target of 342 runs in 41 overs. Pakistan had scored 200 runs for 1 wicket in 25.3 overs when rain stopped play.

At this time, Pakistan was 21 runs ahead of the DLS score and the team was declared the winner. It was very important for Pakistan to win this match, if Pakistan had lost this match then it would have been out of the race for the semi-finals. Now the next match of Pakistan team will be against England, winning this match is also very important for Pakistan.