Cricket - Australia's Johnson, England's Stokes charged for clash

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have been charged for "inappropriate and deliberate conduct" after clashing during the second Ashes test.

The pair made contact in a heated exchange on Sunday during the fourth day's play. Australia won the match by 218 runs on Monday.

The pair had both pleaded not guilty to the charge in a hearing.

Match referee Jeff Crowe was deliberating and was expected to hand down his decision within 24 hours.

The maximum penalty for a breach of the ICC's contact rule is a ban of one test and/or a fine of their entire match fee.