Cape Town: England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was fined 15 per cent of his match fee on Thursday for verbally abusing South Africa allrounder Vernon Philander during the second Test between the teams at Newlands.

The ICC said Buttler breached the governing body’s code of conduct by using an “audible obscenity” toward Philander while the South African was batting on Day 5 of the test.

England won by 189 runs on Tuesday to tie the four-match series at 1-1.