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England fined for slow over rate in second Test win over New Zealand

England's hope for reaching ICC World Test Championship finals takes another hit despite winning back to back matches as they are fined for slow over rate in the second test.

Stuart Broad, England vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship, Ben StokesEngland's Stuart Broad, centre, celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell during the third day of the test match between England and New Zealand. (AP)

England have been fined 40% of their match fee and docked two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over rate in their win over New Zealand in the second test at Trent Bridge, the governing body ICC said on Wednesday.

England chased 299 in 50 overs on the final day of the test to win by five wickets and clinch the three-match series against the reigning world test champions.

Ben Stokes’ side were ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, with match referee Richie Richardson imposing the sanction.

England captain Ben Stokes plead guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC said in a statement.

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First published on: 15-06-2022 at 02:34:33 pm
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