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England docked five WTC points for slow over-rates in Gabba Test



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The England cricket team have been fined 100% of their match fees, and team has also been docked five World Test Championship (WTC) points for maintaining slow over-rates in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

Australia batter Travis Head, who scored 152 in their first innings, has also been fined 15% of his match fees for the use of an audible obscenity during the game.

One demerit point was also added to Head’s disciplinary record after his first offence in a 24-month period.

According to WTC playing conditions, the teams would be docked one point - and each player 20% of their match fees - for each over they fall short of after adjusting for time allowances.

England had been short by five overs at the end of the match. That added up to the five points and the team's entire match fees.

Australia have defeated England by nine wickets in the first Ashes Test. 

Australia now lead the Ashes series 1-0, both teams will go into the second Test, scheduled to start in Adelaide on December 16.