IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma Fined INR 12 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate
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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma Fined INR 12 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

Rohit Sharma, MI skipper not only featured in the team’s loss to Delhi Capitals in the match but was fined Rs. 12 Lakh too for a slow over-rate offence.

The clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals didn’t prove to be a very fruitful one for the former as they not only lost the match by six wickets but also skipper Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, MI Skipper Fined Rs. 12 Lakh For Slow Over Rate As Amit Mishra’s 4/24 Helps DC Win

Amit Mishra scalped four important wickets while Shikhar Dhawan led from the top with the bat to get DC over the line against MI.

An IPL media advisory read, “Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 20.”

“As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

Meanwhile, leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s four wickets for 24 runs helped Delhi Capitals (DC) ease to a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League match at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.

Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. (Source: File)
Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. (Source: File)

The win put DC second on the points table, just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). While both teams have six points, RCB is ahead on net run rate and has played one match less.

Shikhar Dhawan Scores 45 As Delhi Wins By 6 Wickets

Amit Mishra’s haul helped DC restrict MI to 137/9 in 20 overs. It was a total that was too low for MI to defend as Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 (42 balls, 5x4s, 1×6) and Steve Smith’s 33 (29 balls, 4x4s) stabilized DC innings after the early loss of Prithvi Shaw.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)

Rohit Sharma had a decent outing with the bat though, as he struck 44 from just 30 balls, and also hit three sixes in his innings. Mumbai with another loss, are now fourth on the points table, while Delhi has progressed to the second.

Amit Mishra‘s 4 for 24 was the best bowling figure for a Delhi Capitals bowler against Mumbai in IPL history, and he ran rings around a line-up that had been 67 for 1, going at nearly ten per over.

Mumbai eventually ended with just 137 for 9, with Amit Mishra’s strikes ensuring the Capitals stifled the defending champions. Amit Mishra wreaked havoc and dismantled the batting order removing Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Ishan Kishan.

Amit Mishra with 164 scalps in 152 IPL games is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL history and is only 6 scalps short of retired pacer Lasith Malinga who has 170 scalps in 122 games.

Brief Scores: Delhi Capitals 138/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Steve Smith 33; Kieron Pollard 1/9) beat Mumbai Indians 137/9 (Rohit Sharma 44, Ishan Kishan 26; Amit Mishra 4/24) by 6 wickets.