Updated: Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:58 | By Agence France-Presse

England fined for slow over rate

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.

England fined for slow over rate

England’'s Gary Ballance (right) runs watched by Sri Lankan’ wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene (left) and Mahela Jayawardene (centre) during their Test match at Lord's in London on June 15, 2014 - by Ian Kington

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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