It was certainly not the day for the Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer. Not only he had a poor performance, as his team lost the match, but also the captain was fined for the slow over-rate against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This Indian Premier League (IPL) season witnessed second slow-over rate offense in just 11 matches, with the first offense being created by Virat Kohli against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). 

Delhi Capitals (DC) could not complete their quota of innings in the stipulated time period. They took 20 minutes more than the allotted time to bowl all the 20 overs. As a result, captain Shreyas Iyer was fined Rs 12 lakh for this unintentional offense. Besides, it was the first such offence on Delhi’s part this season.

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“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. Iyer was fined ₹12 lakh,” the IPL said in a release. 

Being the captain of the team, Iyer had to bear the brunt for their mistake. Shreyas Iyer did not have the greatest of the games, not only as an individual but as a whole team. Iyer was able to manage just 17 off 21 deliveries and with a little contribution by the other players, the match slipped off from Delhi’s hands.

Thus, DC were unable to chase SRH’s target, were defeated by 15 runs, and faced their first defeat in the three matches that they have played in this season.