A great day for Lucknow Super Giants’ skipper KL Rahul turned bittersweet as the stylish batter has been fined INR 12 lakh for the slow over-rate against Mumbai Indians.
Rahul appeared in the 100th game of his IPL career, and he celebrated it in style by scoring a blistering century against five-time champions Mumbai Indians. The skipper would be happy with the effort as those runs helped his side LSG in winning the match by 18 runs.
However, a great day was ruined a bit for the ‘KLassy’ batter as he was monetarily fined under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offense.
KL Rahul slapped with INR 12 lakh fine
The IPL has clarified the fine in a statement issued on the official website.
“The Lucknow Super Giants have been fined after they maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Match 26 against Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium – CCI, Mumbai on Saturday,” the IPL said in a statement.
“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, captain KL Rahul was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” it added.
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Earlier, a wonderful century from the skipper KL Rahul laid the foundation for the LSG’s win. Batting first, the Super Giants posted a total of 199/4 in 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians failed to bring any momentum in the chase as the Super Giants kept chipping away the wickets. As a result, the men in blue could only manage 181/9 in 20 overs to surrender an 18-run defeat.
The new entrants Lucknow Super Giants have now climbed to the second position in the points table with four wins and two losses after six games. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians succumbed to their sixth consecutive defeat in as many games. However, their season is as good as over as the Blues must win all of their remaining eight matches to qualify for the playoffs.