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Smith, Australia fined after third ODI

Home side sanctioned for a slow over rate at the SCG

Steve Smith will part with close to half his match fee after the International Cricket Council deemed Australia to have committed an over-rate offence on Sunday.


Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after finding that Australia had not completed their bowling innings in the allotted time during the third Gillette ODI between Australia and England.

The hosts were deemed to be two overs short of their target even with time allowances taken into consideration, the ICC said in a statement.

Accordingly, Smith was fined 40 per cent of his match fee and the other 10 Australia players 20 per cent of their match fees.

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Smith pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction, meaning there was no need for a formal hearing.

The ICC's code of conduct states that players are fined 10 per cent of their match fee for every over they fail to bowl in the permitted time, with the captain stung twice that amount.

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Should Australia be tardy in bowling their overs a second time in an ODI within the next 12 months with Smith at the helm, it will deemed a second offence and the skipper could face a suspension.

Australia were defeated in the third ODI after England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler struck a tremendous century to fire the visitors to 6-302. 

The home side fell 16 runs short at 6-286 with Aaron Finch, Mitch Marsh and Marcus Stoinis all hitting half-centuries in vain.

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Gillette ODI Series v England

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Cameron White, Adam Zampa.

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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