The Sri Lankan team who failed to maintain the over-rate during the second ODI against India in Colombo are fined 20 percent of their match fees. Referee Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees handed over the fine as the Sri Lankan team was one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
As per article 16.12.2 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Playing Conditions, a team is handed a one-point penalty for each over that they fall short of completion at the cut-off time. This means that Sri Lanka will also lose a point from their World Cup Super League tally. This is something they will need to work on because they cannot afford to lose points if they want to qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Sri Lanka has already lost the ODI series, as the Indian side is leading the series with 2-0 with one game to spare. In the first ODI, India won the match by seven wickets as skipper Shikhar Dhawan played a sensational knock of 86* in a chase of 263. And in the second ODI, we saw India’s top order struggling as they were reeling at 160/6 in a chase of 277. But, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s eighth wicket match-winning partnership helped team India to win the series.