MS Dhoni suspended for one ODI after pleading guilty for slow over-rate

Earlier in the Test series, Dhoni was awarded one Test ban due to slow over-rate in the third Test at Perth Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Brisbane: Feb 19, 2012

Indian captain MS Dhoni has been handed a one-match ban for team s slow over-rate in the seventh One-Day International (ODI) match at Brisbane on Sunday.

According to ICC s media release the Indian side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

As such, Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed a 40 per cent fine on Dhoni while each of his players received 20-per-cent fines.

As this was India’s second minor over-rate offence after it was fined for a slow over-rate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on 2 April, Dhoni has also been suspended from India’s next game on Tuesday against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

Earlier in the Test series, Dhoni was awarded one Test ban due to slow over-rate in the third Test at Perth.

The ban to the Indian captain added to India s miserable day as they lost to hosts Australia by 110 runs.

Chasing Australia’s mammoth 288 for five, largely built around a blistering onslaught in the last 10 overs, India never really recovered after the three early jolts to fold up for 178 in 43.3 overs on a bouncy Gabba track.

The Indians were outplayed in every department of the game by the hosts who made amends for their back-to-back defeats to take top position in points table.

Australia now lead the points table with 14 points from five matches while India are second in the table with 10 points from five games.