Cook and England fined for slow over-rate


England captain Alastair Cook has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee after it was deemed that his side maintained a slow over-rate in the fifth and final Ashes Test.

England lost the Test by an innings and 46 runs but still regained the Ashes urn after winning the five-match series three-two.

The ICC match referee Jeff Crowe ruled that Cook's team were two overs short of the required target in the match that was played at the Oval.

Cricket's governing body said that Cook pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted his punishment.

While Cook was fined 40 per cent of his match fee the rest of the team were fined 20 per cent each.