Cummins pleads guilty to slow over rate

Pat Cummins' debut as ODI captain got off to a winning start, but it has also resulted in a hit to the hip pocket after Australia were fined for a slow over rate.

Australia have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for being two overs short of the time allowance in Thursday's six-wicket win over England at Adelaide Oval.

Former Australian Test star David Boon, who now sits on the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, imposed the sanction.

Under the rules, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for ever over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Cummins has pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.

Australia hold a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after chasing down England's 9-287 with 19 balls to spare.

The match was Cummins' first as captain of the ODI side following Aaron Finch's decision to retire from the 50-over format.

Game two of the series will take place in Sydney on Saturday.