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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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