Cricket

Slow over rate costs England

2014-06-17 19:24
Alastair Cook (AFP)

London - England have been fined for their slow over rate in the Lord's Test against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Alastair Cook's side drew the first Test at Lord's in dramatic fashion on Monday to leave their two-match series all square at 0-0.

The ICC found that England did not bowl as many overs as they should, and were one short of requirements.

Match referee Andy Pycroft made his judgement after taking into account the mitigation of time allowances for interruptions in play beyond the control of captain or players.

Cook will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee, and his team-mates 10 per cent.

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