Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day July 7, 2009

Pakistan fined for slow over-rate

Cricinfo staff

Younis Khan, the Pakistan captain, has been fined 10% of his match fees while the rest of the team received a 5% cut on their earnings, for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second innings of the Galle Test.

Match Referee Alan Hurst imposed the fines on Pakistan after they were found to have bowled one over short of the requisite amount after time allowances were taken into consideration.

As per the ICC Code of Conduct guidelines, individual players are fined 5% of their match fee for each over that is bowled beyond the allotted time limit, while the captain is fined double that amount.

Pakistan lost the Test after the dramatic collapse where they lost eight wickets for 46 runs in the first session on the fourth day.