Eoin Morgan: England captain banned for next ODI for slow over-rate

Roy & Bairstow’s magnificent 159-run opening stand

England captain Eoin Morgan has been suspended for the next one-day international and fined 40% of his match fee for a slow over-rate during the six-wicket win against Pakistan on Tuesday.

It is Morgan’s second such offence within 12 months after England were guilty of a slow-over rate against the West Indies in February.

Morgan will miss Friday’s fourth ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

England lead the five-match series 2-0.

“England were ruled to be two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

Also disciplined by the ICC was Jonny Bairstow, who was reprimanded for hitting the stumps with his bat when he was dismissed in the 29th over.

The wicketkeeper-batsman struck a sensational century as England easily chased 359 to win at Bristol’s County Ground.

The rest of the England players have also been fined 20% of their match fees for the slow over-rate.

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