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Ravichandran Ashwin fined Rs 12 Lakh

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KXIP have not performed consistently throughout the tournament. They have played 10 matches so far in IPL 2019. Out of them, they have won 5 matches and lost 5 matches. They are at 4th position in points table with 10 points.

In their last match against DC, KXIP lost it by 5 wickets. The match was played at Delhi’s home ground Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. DC won the toss and invited KXIP for batting. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle opened for KXIP. KL Rahul could not perform well and just went for 12 runs. However, Chris Gayle played an outstanding innings of 69 runs before getting out in 37 balls which included 6 fours and 5 sixes.

Coming to batting, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan opened for DC. Prithvi Shaw was unlucky as he got run out for just 13 runs. After that Dhwan and skipper Shreyas Iyer added 92 runs partnership before Shikhar Dhawan got out. He scored 56 runs in 41 balls, hitting 7 fours and 1 six. Shreyas unbeaten 58 runs in 49 balls which included 5 fours and 1 six helped DC to achieve target within 20 overs.

Losing in the match was not only the bad news for KXIP, their captain Ravichandran Ashwin was fined for maintaining slow over rate. He became the fourth captain in IPL 2019 to be slapped a fine for their team maintaining a slow over-rate. MI’s’ captain Rohit Sharma, RR’s Ajinkya Rahane and RCB’s Virat Kohli have previously fined for their team’s slow over-rate.

After the match IPL issued a statement saying

“Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Delhi Capitals in Delhi on 20th April 2019. 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. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

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