In international cricket, the captain and the team were first fined for slow over-rate, but recently the ICC introduced a new law, which decided to penalize the team that lags behind during the match. Gaya and Sri Lanka became the first victims of this new law.
Under the new system, the last over should start 85 minutes after the start of the innings, but the Sri Lankan team had already crossed the line, so captain Dawson Shinaka was ordered by the field umpires to remove one of his fielders from outside the circle.
This over was bowled by Nawan Thashara, who played the first International T20 of his career, in which Matthew Wade hit a six and a four while a total of 16 runs were scored in this over.
Australia’s interim coach Andrew McDonald said on the occasion of the match that it is common to complain that the match lasts too long. Must do with 4 fielders.