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England lose 19 WTC points and Australia ten for slow over-rates during the Ashes

The sanctions meant that Australia earned 18 WTC points from the series and England just nine points.

WTC Points:

England and Australia lost 19 and 10 World Test Championship (WTC) points for their poor over-rates in the five-Test Ashes series, which concluded 2-2.

England trailed the ask by two overs in the first Test at Edgbaston, nine in the second at Lord’s, three in the fourth at Old Trafford, and five in the final Test at The Oval. As for Australia, they did fine in four of the Tests but were ten overs short at Old Trafford.

England also had a rough time of it with the fines. While Australia was handed a 50% (for ten overs) fine for the Old Trafford Test, England was fined 10%, 45%, 15%, and 25% for the four Tests they fell short in, respectively.

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“This series has been a bit of an outlier I think,” Pat Cummins stated before the final Test. This series marks the first over-rate sanction in years. It feels different. In ODI cricket, field-setting time might be short.

In a series with nearly continual rain, spin bowlers had little overs, which may have slowed over-rates. Moeen Ali and Joe Root, England’s spinners, bowled 179.1 overs. Stuart Broad bowled 184.2 alone. Todd Murphy bowled 38.2 overs in the past two Tests for Australia, while Nathan Lyon bowled 66 overs in the first two before getting injured. 104.2 total. Pat Cummins (158.4), Mitchell Starc (128.1), and Josh Hazlewood (111) bowled more overs, Starc in four appearances.

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