India and Pakistan have been fined 40% of their match money for maintaining a slow over-rate in their first Group A match of the Asia Cup.

Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees concluded that Babar Azam’s and Rohit Sharma’s sides fell two overs short of their respective targets after accounting for time constraints.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20% of their match expenses for each over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, the ICC announced in a statement. There was no need for a formal hearing since “both captains pled confessed to the offence and accepted the suggested sentence.”

The on-field umpires Masudur Rahman and Ruchira Pilliyaguruge, third umpire Raveendra Wimalasiri, and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel all levelled the complaints.

India prevailed in the high-profile game by five wickets as a result of Hardik Pandya’s all-around effort. Pakistan had to keep an extra fielder in the circle at the end of India’s run chase due to the slow pace.