Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle December 25, 2007

England fined for slow over-rate

Cricinfo staff

England have been penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Match referee Jeff Crowe found the team to be four overs short of the alloted time after taking all allowances into consideration.

Captain Michael Vaughan was thereby docked 40% of his match fee and the rest of his team, 20% each. According to the ICC's Code of Conduct, players are fined 5% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

The Galle Test ended in a draw after rain thwarted Sri Lanka's push for a victory on the final day. Sri Lanka won the three-Test series 1-0.