After taking into account time allowances with the match referee, the decision was made to reduce Joe Root’s side by five overs in a nine-wicket loss at the Gabba. David Boon, the former Test opener of Australia imposed the ban.
Players are fined 20% of their match fee for each over they fail to bowl in the stipulated time, while the team is fined one point for each over.
“What hurts the most is Test Championship points,” England coach Chris Silverwood told the British media.
“It hits the boys’ pockets, but what really gets us is the points because we’re competing to get to that final.
“We’ve gone through this with the match referee on areas we can improve upon.
“It was our first Test in a while. We didn’t have that practice game, so people weren’t used to walking around all the time and it was hot out there.”
Australia missed the inaugural WTC final in July after receiving points for slow over-rate during the second Test against India in Melbourne.
England’s failure to complete their overs despite being a specialist spinner jack leach While in attack in Brisbane the captain Joe Root He also bowled a few overs of spin.
however, with James Anderson And with Stuart Broad available for the second Test after being rested for the opener, the selectors could go with an all-seam attack in Adelaide and leave out Leach, who scored 102 runs in his 13 overs.
It will put England under more pressure to watch the clock as they try to level up the five-Test series against the Ashes holders.