New Delhi. The second T20 match between Sri Lanka and Australia was played on 8 June at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka suffered a double whammy in this match. First Australia beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the second match. After that the ICC fined the team, including Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, 40 percent of the match fee. The ICC imposed this penalty on the Sri Lankan team due to the slow over rate. At the same time, after winning the second T20 match, Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.
According to the International Cricket Council’s media release, ‘The host team bowled 2 overs less in the stipulated time against Australia. Due to which all the players of the team including the captain were fined 40 percent match fee. According to the release, “The match referee of the ICC Elite Panel, Ranjan Madugalle, found Dasun Shanaka’s team guilty of not completing the overs within the stipulated time, following which he decided to fine the team including the captain 40 percent of the match fee.” ‘
What is code of conduct
Under Article 2.22 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for each over for slow over-rate. Sri Lankan team had bowled 2 overs less in the stipulated time. On this matter, match referee Ranjan Madugalle said, ‘Captain Dasun Shanaka has accepted the punishment. So there was no need for a formal hearing. Field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Prageet Rambukwella complained to third umpire Lyndon Hannibal and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge about slow over rates.
Sri Lanka lost third consecutive series
Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after defeating Sri Lanka in the second T20I. This is the third consecutive defeat of the hosts in the T20 series. Apart from this, Sri Lanka has also lost 5 consecutive T20 International matches. The third and final match of the series between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played on June 11 in Kandy.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 21:39 IST