South Africa became the first side whose World Test Championship points were docked for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Wanderers Test. They were also fined 60 percent of their match fee during their 191-run defeat in the fourth and final Test.
In a statement released by the ICC, match referee Andy Pycroft found the home side to be three overs short of the required rate. Both South Africa and England had opted for an all-pace attack at the Wanderers, which is generally considered to favour the quicks.
South Africa are currently placed seventh in the nine-team table of World Test Championship. They gained 30 points for their win in the first Test at Centurion but now that number will be reduced to 24. India top the table with 360 points following their seven wins in all seven games played.
Skipper Faf du Plessis accepted the charges laid out by the match referee, hence no formal hearing was required.