IPL 2022: MI was fined for slower rates than DC on Sunday.© BCCI/IPL
After losing to Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, India Mumbai (MI) was fined for maintaining a slower pace during Match 2 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. It was also the first offense of the franchise this season under the IPL Code of Conduct related to offenses exceeding the minimum rate, so captain Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakhs.
An unbeaten pairing by Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav helped Delhi beat Mumbai by four wickets with 10 balls remaining.
Chasing a target of 178 runs, DC reached 179 for six in 18.2 overs, courtesy of a good partnership by Lalit and Axar.
Lalit did an unbeaten knockout of 48 runs out of 38 balls, consisting of four fours and two sixes. Meanwhile, Axar hammered 38 of 17 passes, along with two fours and three maximums.
Basil Thampi was in good form for MI, taking three wickets in four overs.
Initially an unbeaten knock of 81 runs of 48 balls by Ishan Kishan helped MI record 177 for five in 20 overs. The wicketkeeper also slammed 11 four fours and two maximums.
Rohit opener also recorded 41 runs from 32 balls and also hit four fours, two sixes.
Kuldeep Yadav was in great form for DC, taking three wickets in four overs.
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