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Why India were handed a five-run penalty on Day 2

October 09, 2016 17:11 IST

IMAGE: Umpire Bruce Oxenford penalises India five runs after Ravindra Jadeja got a second warning for running on the pitch. Photograph: BCCI

In an unusual occurrence, India were handed a five-run penalty after Ravindra Jadeja got a second warning for running on the pitch on Day 2 of the third Test against New Zealand in Indore, on Sunday.

The hosts were penalised in what turned out to be the penultimate over of the innings which was declared at 557 for five in 169 overs.

Jadeja, facing pacer Trent Boult, ran straight down the middle of the pitch attracting a second warning from umpire Bruce Oxenford and with it a penalty of five runs for his team. He was earlier warned by Kumara Dharmasena for the same offence.

As a result of the penalty, New Zealand were awarded five runs even before the the start of their first innings.

Quite a lot of rough was generated towards the end of day's play, encouraging Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja himself.

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