After Ashwin was caught running on the pitch, Team India got penalised in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test Match

It is not very often that one comes across a team being awarded penalty runs by the umpires. But the second day of the third test match between the India and England cricket teams in Rajkot proved to be one of those rare occasions. The visitors were awarded five penalty runs by umpire Joel Wilson after India batsman R Ashwin was found running in the center of the pitch.
This wasn’t the first time something like that happened during this match, as on Thursday, even Ravindra Jadeja was found guilty of the same offense twice and was warned for the same. But then, finally, Team India was penalized five runs for it. This means that the runs weren’t deducted from India’s total, but when England start their innings, they will start at 5/0.
During the Indore Test between the two teams, Jadeja was warned twice again before two runs were awarded to the Kiwis. After India declared their innings at 557/5, the opposition began their innings at 5/0. Eventually, India went on to win that Test by 321 runs, with Ashwin picking up 13 wickets. The hosts claimed the series 3-0.

Feb 16, 2024 6:23 AM