Pakistan one-day captain suspended for slow-over rate

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) " Pakistan limited-overs captain Azhar Ali has been suspended for one match and fined 40 percent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the fifth ODI against Australia on Thursday.

Australia won the match by 57 runs and the series 4-1.

Match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the suspension on Azhar after Pakistan was ruled to be two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

Since Azhar had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offense during an ODI against New Zealand in Auckland last January " his second minor over-rate offense within a 12-month period " it resulted in a suspension.

The suspension means Azhar will miss his side's next ODI, which is scheduled to be against the West Indies in April 2017.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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