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- The first Test of the series was drawn
- Points loss for both teams
The first match of the five-Test series between India and England ended in a draw. In the first Test played at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge ground, India got a target of 209 runs. However, on the last day, rain came to a halt and not a single ball could be bowled. Two sessions were completely washed out in the rain and the third session was cancelled, leaving the match with no result. India had scored 52 runs in the second innings for the loss of one wicket. But after the match was drawn, both the teams suffered a major setback due to the slow over rate.
Points deducted and heavily fined
The second has started after the first ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is over. It was the first match of the Test Championship between India and England. The ICC has deducted two WTC points each for India and England for bowling at a slower over rate. Both got four points each when the first Test was drawn. Due to the slow over rate, the teams not only lost points but also had to face heavy fines. Match referee Chris Broad fined India and England 40 per cent of their match fees.
Second Test to be played at Lord’s
Slow over rate has been an issue in Test cricket for a long time. To solve this, the ICC has started deducting points in the World Test Championship. Australia had to bear the brunt of this in the first WTC and the team missed out on a place in the final. Significantly, the team of India and England will now meet in the second Test from August 12. The match will be played at the historic Lord’s Ground in London. Sharduk Thakur, who took four wickets in the first Test, may be ruled out of the second match. He suffered a hamstring problem during practice.
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