Nitish Rana, captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, was fined Rs 12 lakh by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Monday for an IPL Code of Conduct violation. Rana was fined for having a sluggish turn-over rate. KKR eventually took the nail-biter by five wickets off the final delivery.
Nitish Rana, captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has been fined for his team’s sluggish over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against the Punjab Kings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct for minimum over-rate violations, Rana was fined Rs. 12 lakh, according to an IPL press release.
Nitish Rana was fined Rs 12 lakh by the BCCI for violating the IPL code of conduct
It was a complete ‘RRR’ performance by KKR as captain Nitish Rana’s fifty and Andre Russell’s contribution to the pursuit of 180 enabled Rinku to end the game with a 10-ball, not-out 21.
Earlier, Varun Chakravarthy once again captained their bowling department admirably to take 3/26 as KKR bowled efficiently to restrict PBKS to a below-par 179 for seven after the visitors elected to bat on a sluggish wicket.
In response, KKR’s batting performance was headed by Rana’s brilliant effort as he promoted himself to No. 3 and set the foundation with 51 runs off 38 balls (6 fours, 1 six).
On a pitch where the occasional ball was compelling and batters struggled to find their timing, Rana and Venkatesh Iyer (11) put together a crucial fifty-plus partnership before Andre Russell and Rinku Singh sealed the deal.
With the victory, Kolkata ascended to fifth place in the table.