England Fined For Slow Over-Rate

England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka
England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka
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England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the drawn opening Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

Alastair Cook has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee and his players 10 per cent after they were deemed to be one over short of their target.

Despite the game progressing slowly, even before its thrilling finale on the final day, only England have been deemed at fault after time allowances were taken into account.

Players are fined 10 per cent for each over they are short with the captain's fine automatically doubled.

Match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the fine, in accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct.

After Sri Lanka were set 390 to win, they closed on 201 for nine to keep the two-game series level before the two sides clash again at Headingley later this week.

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs