Team India suffered a further setback after Tuesday’s fifth Test against England at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground ended in a seven-wicket defeat for England. Two World Test Championship points were deducted from Team India as a result of the Test match’s poor over rate. The Indian team suffers greatly as a result of these penalty points; they drop lower in the standings, favoring Babar Azam’s Pakistan. India has also been penalized 40% of their match money in addition to receiving penalty points for the offense.

After the seven-wicket defeat in Birmingham, India was in third place in the WTC points standings. However, the penalty points suggest that they have now moved down to fourth place, behind Pakistan. India now has 75 points, or a point percentage of 52.08, which is only slightly less than Pakistan’s PCT of 52.38.

For each over that, a team fails to bowl in the permitted time, players are subject to a fine of 20% of their match fee, under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

A team is also docked one point for each over that is short according to Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) playing standards. After accounting for time restrictions, the Indian team was penalized two WTC points since they fell two overs short. The statement was made soon after England orchestrated their most successful run chase in Test history, helping England set a target of 378 runs that India couldn’t defend.