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Pakistan’s forehead burned, India’s gain

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Pakistan started the Test series against Australia after losing by 360 runs in Perth. After such a big loss, the team got new bad news. Pakistan was fined 10 percent of the match fee due to the slow over rate in the first Test. With that, Pakistan has also lost two points in the Test Championship.

Before the start of the series against Australia, Pakistan were on top with 100% points in the new cycle of the ICC Test Championship. And India was second with 66.677% points. After losing the first test, Pakistan sided with India with 66.67% points.

But due to the new deduction of 2 points, Pakistan’s points from three matches have come down from 24 to 22. As a result the points also came down to 61.11%. As a result, India is now at the top of the Test Championship.

As per clause 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct, 5 percent of the match fee will be deducted from the players’ match fee for each over if they fail to bowl within the prescribed minimum over rate penalty. And one Test Championship point may be deducted for each over as per clause 16.11.2 of the ICC Test Championship Playing Conditions.

Pakistan was two overs behind in the Perth Test. Due to this, 2 points and 10 percent of the match fee have been deducted from Pakistan.
However, one of the two teams that have suffered the most due to overrates in this Test Championship is Australia. They lost 10 points due to slow overrate in the last Ashes. At that time 20% of the match fee was deducted for each over. In this regard, on a petition of Usman Khawaja, the rule has been changed to cut 5% of the fee per over match.

However, hosts England lost 19 points in the Ashes. Because of this, despite winning two Tests and drawing one, England has only 15% points. Australia has only 41.67% points in 6 matches with 3 wins and 1 draw.


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