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Pakistan Test captain fined full match fee

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/11/2016 Sean Martin

Pakistan stand-in Test captain Azhar Ali was fined his full match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test loss to New Zealand.

Pakistan lost their last nine wickets in the final session on Tuesday to lose in Hamilton by 138 runs and also lost the two-match series 2-0.

The International Cricket Council said match referee Richie Richardson imposed the fine on Azhar after Pakistan were ruled to be five overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

Pakistan team players were also fined 20 per cent of their match fees. The ICC also said that Azhar pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanctions.

Azhar replaced regular captain Misbah-ul-Haq for the second Test.

The ICC suspended Misbah for one Test match for maintaining a slow over-rate during Pakistan's first Test loss in Christchurch.

Misbah would have missed the second Test in any case as he flew back home because of the death of his father-in-law.

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