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India fined for slow over rate in SL ODI

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team have been fined part of their match fee for maintaining a slow over rate in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka.

Reuters

The International Cricket Council said in a statement Sunday that India was one over short when the finishing time came in Saturday's day-night match and Match Referee Chris Broad fined Dhoni 20 percent of his match fee and 10 percent from his teammates.

Virat Kohli cracked a superb 106 and Virender Sehwag scored 96 runs as their 173-run stand for the second wicket laid the foundation for India’s imposing 314 for six after electing to bat.

Diminutive left-hander Suresh Raina (50 off 45) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (35 off 29) added valuable runs towards the end to take the side past 300-run mark.

India then restricted the hosts to 293 for nine to take a 1-0 lead in the series, which it needs to win by a 5-0 margin to reclaim the number one position in ODIs.

India won the match by 21 runs and went 1-0 up in the five-match series. The second match will also be played at Hambantota on Tuesday.