Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals (RR) would be happy to defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by seven wickets in Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) but the the taste of the victory would have faded a bit after RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane was fined Rs 12 lakh.
He was fined for maintaining slow over-rate during MI’s batting at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday night.
The Rahane-led side outclassed the defending champions MI by seven wickets, courtesy a whirlwind unbeaten 94 by opener Jos Buttler who stuck his fifth consecutive fifty in the tournament.
“Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their IPL match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 13,” an IPL release said.
“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. Rahane was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the release said.
Rajasthan Royals will play Kolkata Knight Riders at Edens Gardens on Tuesday.