IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders fined for slow over rate during win against Mumbai Indians
On Thursday, Kolkata Knight Riders came up with a dominating performance to tame Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in IPL 2021. However, KKR was slow with its over-rate and was fined in the process.
It was a dominating performance from former champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). On Thursday, it tamed defending champion Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The win has taken KKR to the fourth spot and has put it in contention for the playoffs. However, its success came for a price, as the side was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate.
"The Kolkata Knight Riders have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their IPL 2021 match against Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 23," notified IPL in a statement.
"As it was the team's second offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was fined ₹24 lakhs. The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either ₹6 lakhs or 25 per cent of their individual match fee," it added.
KKR would next take on fellow former champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday, as the latter faces Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday.
Winning the toss, KKR opted to field, as MI looked threatening initially before the KKR bowlers bounced back, while MI managed to score 155/6, thanks to Quinton De Kock's 55. However, in reply, Venkatesh and Tripathi just outplayed the MI's potent bowling attack, besides some luck going their way, thus sealing an emphatic seven-wicket win.
Brief scores: MI 155/6 (Rohit-33, De Kock- 55; Ferguson- 2/27) lost to KKR 159/3 in 15.1 overs (Venkatesh- 53; Tripathi- 74) by seven wickets.