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ICC hands Australia points deduction

Australia have lost four World Test Championship points following MCG defeat to India as ICC fines for slow over-rate.

Australian players have been fined 40 percent of their match fees for falling ‘two overs short’ of the time limit. As per the WTC rules, teams will lose two points per over.

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Over rate has been a topic for discussion in India’s ongoing tour of Australia. India were found guilty of one over short in the first ODI Sydney which later resulted in a loss of one point from the World Cup Super League including a fine. India were also fined for the same cause in the T20I series.

No.1 in the WTC table Australia now have 0.776 percentage points, 322 from 420 points contested. On the other hand, India have moved to 0.722 percentage points. These two teams are still dominating the top two spots in contention for the championship final at Lord’s in June 2021.

Australia’s loss and penalty makes the road to final intriguing as New Zealand (0.625) and England (0.608) will look to book their places in top two.

World Test Championship 2019-21 table (after AUS v IND 2nd Test):

Australia – 0.776

India – 0.722

New Zealand – 0.625

England – 0.608

Pakistan – 0.395

Sri Lanka – 0.333

West Indies – 0.111

South Africa – 0.100

Bangladesh – 0.000

Australia and India still have two Tests to go in Sydney and Brisbane in the new year. Australia are poised to tour South Africa for three Tests in February-March while India will host England in a four-match affair at the same time.

New Zealand, who are currently facing Pakistan in Mount Maunganui, will move to 0.700 percentage points if they manage to whitewash 2-0. England will pay a two-Test tour to Sri Lanka in January before landing in India.

Australia had 0.835 points prior to the second Test which they eventually lost by eight wickets.

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