South Africa vs Pakistan : In the first ODI, the hosts were fined for a slow over-rate

South Africa was fined 20% of their match fee on Sunday for keeping a sluggish over-rate against Pakistan in their first One-Day International on Friday. The suspension was levied by Andrew Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees after South Africa fell one over short of the mark after time allowances were taken into account. Players are fined 20% of their match fees for any over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which deals with minimum over-rate offences.

There was no need for a substantive trial because Captain Temba Bavuma pled guilty to the offence and approved the suggested sentence.

The accusation was levelled by umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker, and Bongani Jele.

Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after defeating South Africa by three wickets in the first ODI. Both sides will now face off in the second One-Day International later today.

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