Steve Smith fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against Mumbai Indians
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during the match against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. The IPL, on its official website, released a statement to confirm the same.
"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. Smith was fined Rs 12 lakh," the statement read.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli and Delhi Capitals' Shreyas Iyer have also been fined for the same offence this season.
The RR faced a 57-run defeat in the match against MI as the side failed to chase the 194-run target. Suryakumar Yadav scored a splendid 79* for MI and was complemented by Rohit Sharma (35) and Hardik Pandya (30*) as MI scored 193/4 in 20 overs.