India have been punished for a slow over-rate during their miserable fifth-Test loss to England.

The International Cricket Council has fined India on account of them being three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

The rules stipulate that players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over they are behind, with the captain taking a double punishment. As such, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni loses 60 per cent of his fee with the other 10 players losing 30 per cent.

Dhoni - whose men lost the series 3-1 from being 1-0 up - will be suspended for one match should his side commit another over-rate offence in the next 12 months,

India accepted the ruling without appeal.