Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul fined for maintaining a slow over rate against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.
KL Rahul Fined For Maintaining Slow Over Rate Against RR
LSG and RR who holds the top 2 spots in the IPL 2023 points table were scheduled to play against each other on April 19 in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
The official statement reads: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, on Wednesday.
As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr Rahul was fined Rs 12 lakhs.
On considering the match, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl where LSG scored 157 runs for 7 wickets loss. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals made an impressive start but failed to make a partnership in the middle.
At the end of 20 overs, RR scored 144 runs for 6 wickets loss and lost the match by 10 runs.
Winning the match KL Rahul said “I got hit by one of the throws from my teammates, so clearly doing something wrong as captain. In the 10 over mark, the message me and Kyle sent out was 160 would be a good total on this track, they have some good bowlers as well who exploited the conditions”.
“We fell 10 short but made up with the ball. And there was no dew so made it fair for both teams. We game in here yesterday and saw 180 would be a par score, but the first over from Boult, me and Kyle had a chat and realised this isn’t a 180 wicket”.
“The ball was keeping a bit low, so we gave ourselves time in the powerplay. Maybe if we played a bit better, we might have got 170 as well. I think that run-out from the impact player (Mishra), and two wickets falling back to back gives the oppostion (his own team) a chance. We know with Rajasthan their strength is their top four, so we needed to have our plans in place to get them out”.
LSG will play their next game against Gujarat Titans on April 22 in Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.