England captain Paul Collingwood has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for a slow over-rate during India's nine-run win in the second one-day international here at Nevil Road.
Match referee Roshan Mahanama ruled that England had been three overs short of its target of bowling 50 overs in the permitted three-and-a-half hours when time allowances were taken into consideration.
The England team was also fined.
And with the shortfall being more than two overs, Collingwood, as captain, was automatically charged with a Level Two breach of the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct, clause 2.11.
Collingwood pleaded guilty to that charge in the hearing that took place after Friday's floodlit match where he was accompanied by Peter Moores, the England coach, and team manager Phil Neale.
The charge was laid by the two on-field match officials Billy Doctrove and Ian Gould and third umpire Nigel Llong.
Collingwood's punishment, the minimum available for a Level Two offence, could have been much worse.
Mahanama, if he'd gone to the other extreme, had the option of imposing a full match fee and/or a one Test or two one-day international ban.
Had Collingwood been banned he could have missed the third one-day international at Edgbaston on Monday and the fourth match of the series, Thursday's day/night fixture at Old Trafford.
Collingwood's fine, under ICC rules, took precedence over any fine that was imposed on him as part of the England team.
The other players were fined five percent of their match fees for every over they failed to bowl in the time allowed. That left Collingwood's team-mates 15 percent out of pocket following the match.
An England spokesman told AFP in Bristol that neither Collingwood nor the team would be appealing against their fines.
England took 40 minutes longer than they ought to complete their 50 overs, having been seven short at the cut-off point.
There were mitigating circumstances, however, with the start of India's innings disrupted by repeated movements behind the bowler's arm and star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who made 99 in India's record one-day total against England of 329 for seven, having lengthy treatment on his left hand.
"The nature of the innings with so many boundaries being scored and with various stoppages for one thing or another was always going to mean that the innings was going to be longer than usual," Collingwood said Friday.
"Ultimately, however, it didn't seem to detract from what was a fantastic game of cricket."
India's victory levelled the seven-match series at 1-1.