South Africa lost the game by 107 runs against Australia on Saturday.
To make the defeat even worse, the Proteas were penalized for their slow tempo during the match.
According to the ICC, Andy Pycroft of the International Cricket Board’s (ICR) panel of elite match referees punished South Africa.
In terms of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players, which also deals with minor turn-rate offenses, players are fined 20% of their match amount for every over-turn that the team does not send in the allowed time.
De Kock pleaded guilty and accepted the penalty, so no formal disciplinary hearing was needed after the match. – Sports editors