Pakistan faced penalties for a slow over-rate during the first Test against Australia in Perth. As a result, Pakistan lost 2 points in the WTC Points Table.
They received a fine, 10% of their match fee, and had two ICC World Test Championship points deducted.
After a hefty 360-run loss in the Test, Pakistan dropped to No. 2 on the WTC25 standings. However, the penalty led to a drop in their percentage points from 66.67 to 61.11.
The ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (Article 2.22) states that teams are fined five percent of their match fee for each over short.
Furthermore, under Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side loses one point for each over short. Consequently, Pakistan lost two WTC points.
The Emirates ICC Elite Panel Match Referee Javagal Srinath imposed these penalties after Pakistan fell short by two overs, considering time allowances.
The charges came from on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Richard Illingworth, alongside third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Donovan Koch. Pakistan captain Shan Masood admitted guilt and accepted the sanctions.
The second Test of the series kicks off on Boxing Day in Melbourne, with the third Test scheduled from January 3rd to 7th in Sydney.
Pakistan’s pursuit of a 450-run target ended in disappointment as they were dismissed for a mere 89 runs. Their bid for a historic Test win in Australia since 1995 was halted by Nathan Lyon and the home team’s pace attack.
Lyon claimed 2-18 while Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood took three wickets each. Australia declared at 233-5 on the fourth day after dismissing Pakistan for 271 in their first innings, answering the hosts’ 487.
Remaining match schedule:
- 2nd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- 3rd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)