Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 38-run defeat to New Zealand at The Wanderers. The match referee Javagal Srinath imposed the fine after Sri Lanka were ruled two overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

According the ICC Code of Conduct concerning penalties for slow over-rates, players are fined 5% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain, Kumar Sangakkara in this case, fined double that amount.

Sri Lanka's defeat has put them in a difficult position in the tournament, for they've been left hoping for other results going their way to be stay in contention to qualify for the semi-finals.