During the second One-Day International at Boland Park in Paarl on Friday, South Africa maintained a slow over-rate against India and were fined 20 percent of their match fees.
It was South Africa who won by seven wickets over India due to openers Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan's 132-run opening partnership that laid the groundwork for chasing 288 with 11 balls remaining.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released a statement saying that ICC Elite Match Referee Andy Pycroft proposed the sanction after Temba Bavuma's side was ruled one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into account.
Players who fail to bowl within the allotted time for an over are fined 20 percent of their match fee for violations of Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The charge was leveled by umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrien Holdstock, Bongani Jele, and Allauhudien Palekar after Bavuma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed suspension. Therefore, there was no need for a formal hearing.
By winning the second ODI by seven wickets, the hosts have won the series 2-0. The third and final ODI will be played in Cape Town on Sunday.