Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan to a series leveling win against England at The Oval  © Getty Images
Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan to a series leveling win against England at The Oval © Getty Images

Pakistan have been fined for maintaining slow over-rate in the fourth Test against England at The Oval. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his teammates have been fined 10 per cent of their match fee. Pakistan beat England by 10 wickets  at The Oval and leveled the four-match series 2-2. Pakistan win the first Test at Lord’s by 75 runs. They then lost the second Test at Old Trafford by 330 runs and then lost the match at Edgbaston as well. Pakistan will play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off T20I against Pakistan next. Full Cricket Scorecard, England vs Pakistan , 4th Test match

According to the ICC media release,” In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. Pakistan vs England 4th Test, Day 4 Full Updates

As such, Misbah has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 per cent fines. If Pakistan commits another minor over-rate breach in a Test within 12 months of this offence with Misbah as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Misbah and he will face a suspension.

Misbah pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Bruce Oxenford, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth official Rob Bailey.”