Hambantota: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 20 percent of his match fee while his teammates were docked 10 percent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first ODI against Sri Lanka.

"India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the India team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 21-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first One Day International held in Hambantota on Saturday," the ICC said in a statement.

The India side was ruled to be an over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed a 20 percent fine on Dhoni while each of his player received 10-per-cent-fines.

"The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The finding and penalty were imposed following a full disciplinary hearing," the statement said.

India won the first match by 21 runs last night.


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