James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja
James Anderson appeals with success for the wicket of India batsman Ravindra JadejaGetty

James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja have both been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council code of conduct after the pair allegedly clashed at Lords during the first Test between England and India.

The England bowler stood accused of "abusing and pushing" Jadeja during July's match at Trent Bridge and he faced being banned for the upcoming fourth Test between the nations at Anderson's home ground, Old Trafford.

The ICC issued the 32-year-old third Test man of the match a level three misconduct charge after he was alleged to have become embroiled in a spat with the India batsmen as they left the field for lunch.

While Anderson denied the charge, Jadeja, 25, was hit with a 50% match fee fine - a punishment he successfully appealed against today.

"The Judicial Commissioner reached his decisions following a six-hour hearing, which took place via videoconference," the ICC said.

"Witnesses, including some Indian and English players, provided evidence and were cross-examined by the respective legal counsels."

The pair faced off in the third Test between England and India at Southampton's Rose Bowl while they awaited their hearing date and it was Anderson on the winning side as England romped to a 266-run victory.

Anderson picked up seven wickets as England drew level in the five-Test series.

Before the hearing, England captain Alastair Cook said: "We are not allowed to comment but I just hope common sense prevails. Hopefully we'll see Jimmy in his home Test match."