In a rare occurrence, India were handed a five-run penalty after Ravindra Jadeja got a second warning for running on the pitch on the second day of the third Test against New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday.
India were penalised in the penultimate over of the first innings before skipper Virat Kohli declared on 557 for five in 169 overs.
Jadeja, facing Kiwi 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.
As a result of the penalty, New Zealand were awarded five runs even before the the start of their first innings.
Whoa... five runs penalty for India. Can't complain about it though - Jadeja was running down pitch despite warning. #indvsnz— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) October 9, 2016
In Kolkata, Jadeja was warned for trodding on the danger area - while bowling— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 9, 2016
Now, he gets warned for doing the same - while batting#INDvNZ
Rohit Sharma (51 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (17 not out) added 53 runs for the sixth wicket.