IPL 2022: KL Rahul fined for slower over-rate against Mumbai Indians
- This is the second time Rahul and his teammates have been fined in IPL 2022
- Rahul on Sunday scored his second hundred of the season
- Rahul has been fined Rs 24 lakh of his match fee
KL Rahul, captain of Lucknow Super Giants, has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Mumbai Indians in the 37th match of IPL 2022 on Sunday. This is the second time Rahul and his teammates have been fined under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences. Lucknow Super Giants captain, KL Rahul was fined Rs 24 lakh while the rest of the members in the playing XI were fined Rs 6 lakh or 25 per cent of their match fee, whichever is lower.
"The Lucknow Super Giants have been fined after they maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 24," an official release stated.
Rahul on Sunday smashed 103 not out off 62 balls against Mumbai Indians as Lucknow Super Giants won the match by 36 runs.
It was his second hundred of IPL 2022. His first hundred of the season – also an unbeaten 103 – also came against Mumbai Indians. Rahul is the only batsman to have scored a century against the same team in both home and away games in a single season.
In the first delivery of the 20th over bowled by Riley Meredith, Rahul launched it over midwicket for six and completed his second hundred of IPL 2022. Rahul scored an unbeaten 103 off 62 balls in the match. To score the hundred, he sent 12 boundaries past the fence and four sixes. Rahul became only the fifth cricketer to notch up two centuries in a single season of IPL. Last week, Rajasthan Royal’s Jos Buttler scored a 61-ball hundred against Kolkata Knight Riders to achieve the record but after scoring his third ton of the season, he is now triumphing for another milestone that is held by Virat Kohli, the most centuries in a single in IPL.
Among the cricketers who scored two centuries in a single season of IPL are Chris Gayle (2011), Hashim Amla (2017), Shane Watson (2018) and Shikhar Dhawan (2020). Rahul is the fifth member of this elite list.
The KL-Rahul-led is currently placed fourth on the points table with 10 points from eight games. They won five matches and lost three.
In the match between both these sides, Lucknow Super Giants batted first and posted 168/6 in 20 overs, owing to Rahul's hundred. In his knock, Rahul smashed 12 fours and 4 sixes.
Chasing 169, Mumbai Indians fell 36 runs short as they were restricted to 132/8 by Krunal Pandya, who took three wickets. Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma scored 39 and 38, respectively, but no other batsmen could provide hope to MI.
For Lucknow Super Giants, while Krunal Pandya took three wickets, Mohsin Khan, Jason Holder, Ravi Bishnoi and Ayush Badoni took one wicket each.