The charge was imposed by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Shahid Saikat, with support from third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Alex Wharf.
The penalty was imposed by Javagal Srinath, a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, as they fell 2 overs short of the required over-rate after accounting for time allowances.
Sri Lanka didn’t have a great show against South Africa
Under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which addresses minimum over-rate violations, players incur a 5 percent fine of their match fees for each over their team doesn’t complete within the stipulated time.
Dasun Shanaka admitted his guilt for this offence and agreed to the suggested penalty, eliminating the need for a formal hearing. The charge was issued by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Shahid Saikat, along with third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Alex Wharf.
South Africa set a massive target of 429 runs, breaking records in the process. Sri Lankan openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera aimed to make a strong start, but Marco Janes dismissed them for low scores. Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka brought hope with aggressive batting.
However, Kagiso Rabada, with his experience, removed Kusal for 76 off 42 balls, while Lungi Ngidi claimed Asalanka’s wicket with a score of 79. Captain Dasun Shanaka’s 68 runs then pushed Sri Lanka closer to the challenging total.
Sri Lanka suffered a 102-run loss as South Africa’s batsmen posted a substantial 428 runs in their allotted 50 overs. In response, Sri Lanka was dismissed for 326 runs in 44.5 overs.
Sri Lanka aims to recover from this loss in their upcoming match against Pakistan, scheduled for October 10 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, the in-form South African team will face Australia next at Ekana Sports City in Lucknow on October 12.