England opener Alex Hales has given a partial refund to a spectator who complained about the slow over-rate during the the ongoing third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
Between them, England and Pakistan only managed to bowl 81 of a scheduled 90 overs on Friday`s third day.
The fault mainly lay with England, who fell behind the rate early on and left Pakistan with a marathon 44 overs to bowl in the day`s final session by the time they had dismissed the tourists on the stroke of tea.
Unsurprisingly, Pakistan failed to get through all those overs before the scheduled 6:30pm (1730 GMT) cut-off time for close of play.
Upset fan Alexis Fuller, who was in the Edgbaston crowd on Friday, contacted several England players to ask for a 10 percent refund after Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, pointed out that only 81 overs had been bowled.
"I want 10% of my money back," Fuller wrote. "Wouldn`t go to football and find it ended after 80mins."
Hales, who was 50 not out at stumps, following an unbroken 120-run stand with England captain Alastair Cook, replied saying: "ok DM me your bank details I`ll do it now".
Fuller after posted a picture on social media that appeared to show a payment of £4.10 from Hales into his account.
Fans attending Edgbaston on Saturday saw Hales bat for less than 10 percent of the day`s play after he was out for 54 in the fifth over of the morning to leave England 126 for two in their second innings.