ENG vs NZ: England cricketers fined 40% for slow-over rate and lost 2 points in the WTC table
The hosts, England have defeated New Zealand in the second Test match at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. England had to chase 299 runs in their second inning after restricting the opposition to 284 runs.
Alex Lees played well at the top order for England and scored 44 runs before getting dismissed by Tim Southee. Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope and Joe Root haven't been much impressed with the bat and returned to the dressing room with poor numbers.
However, Jonny Bairstow has dominated the opposition bowlers all around the park and scored 136 runs off just 92 balls and set down the chase for the other batters.
He made a 179 runs stand with his skipper Ben Stokes for the fifth wicket partnership. After his dismissal, Ben Stokes took the charge and chased down the target of 299 runs and remained unbeaten on 75 runs.
England players have been fined for slow-over rate:
England has won the tight battle against the visiting side, New Zealand and took the lead by 2-0. However, the whole England side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand. Moreover, they have lost 2 points (dropped down 42 from 40) and also points percentage as well.
Considering the reports, an ICC's official statement read, "In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short. As a result, England have been penalised two World Test Championship points from their total tally."
"England players were also fined 40% of their match fee for the slow over-rate, in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their team fails to bowl in the allotted time," the statement added.