26 Nov 2013

Clarke fined for sledging in Ashes test

5:44 am on 26 November 2013

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council over his abuse of England rival James Anderson on the last day of the first Ashes Test.

Clarke was picked up on a stump microphone telling Anderson to get ready for a broken arm, using an expletive as well - both of which qualified as level one code of conduct breaches.

Clarke said after Australia's win at the Gabba on Sunday that he didn't believe anyone on the field had overstepped the mark with any of the sledging.