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Hales offers fan 10% ticket refund

Alex Hales, England's opening batsman, has apologised for his team's slow over-rate during the third Test against Pakistan, by giving a disgruntled fan a partial refund on his match ticket.

Alexis Fuller, who attended the third day's play at Edgbaston, contacted several players on Twitter to ask for a 10% refund, after it had been pointed out by Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, that only 81 of the day's prescribed 90 overs had been bowled.

"I want 10% of my money back," Fuller wrote. "Wouldn't go to football and find it ended after 80mins."

Hales, who was unbeaten at the close on 50 not out, following an unbroken 120-run stand with Alastair Cook, replied saying: "ok DM me your bank details I'll do it now".

The fan later posted a picture on social media that he claimed showed a transaction of £4.10 from Hales into his account.