The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined the Proteas 20% of their match-fee due to a slow over-rate during Friday’s first ODI against Pakistan.
The South Africans suffered a three-wicket defeat in Centurion that went down to the very last delivery of the match. Chasing 274 for victory, Pakistan started well with the bat but found themselves in trouble at a stage when Anrich Nortje took four quick wickets.
The two teams were locked in a tight battle that went into the final over where Andile Phehlukwayo had the responsibility of defending three runs.
The all-rounder did a good job to force the contest to the last delivery before Faheem Ashraf saw the visitors over the line.
According to a statement, released by the ICC on Sunday, the fine was imposed after the Proteas fell one over short of the time target.
Every Proteas player was subsequently fined 20% of their match fees. Skipper Temba Bavuma pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction, while umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele levelled the charge.