The game between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians turned worse for the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma. Kings XI Punjab eventually went forth to win the match and the captain was fined with 12 lakhs for slow over rate during the game in Mohali. The game that commenced at 4 PM stretched well beyond 7:30 PM before the Ravi Ashwin led team clinched to the match in a winning way.
After winning the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game, the visitors would have loved to register a win in Mohali as well but they instead loss the match. Mumbai Indians went forth to lose wickets after wickets at crucial junctures and this made the team eventually lose their stands of winning it. The starting of the match was impressive where the MI openers, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma added 51 runs in 31 deliveries. Quinton de Kock eventually went forth to score 60 runs where no Mumbai batsman to impress the crowd with an impressive big inning. However, Hardik Pandya scored a 31 runs to guide the team to a competitive total of 176 runs for 7 wickets.
It was KL Rahul and his unbeaten fifty that made the Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab in turn started pretty cautiously after taking time to get the runs straight on the scoreboard total. The duo added 53 runs for the first wicket before the MI bowler; Krunal Pandya removed Gayle from the field. The much needed momentum was provided by the KXIP batter, Mayank Aagrwal that gave the chase a good push after he scored 43 runs in 21 balls. It was KL Rahul and his unbeaten fifty that made the Mumbai Indians inflict their second defeat of the season.
Under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh
It was as if the defeat wasn’t much for the Mumbai Indians that their skipper, Rohit Sharma had to pay a price for the slow over rate. The news was later released on the official website of the Indian Premier League that the Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma was fined with INR 12 lakhs for a slow over-rate as it was the team’s offence. “As it was his team’s first offence of the season, under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh,” read the IPL release.