Kane Williamson fined 12 Lakhs for maintaining a slow over-rate against RR in IPL 2022
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Kane Williamson fined INR 12 Lakhs for maintaining a slow over-rate against RR in IPL 2022: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson has been slapped with a fine of INR 12 Lakhs for maintaining a slow over-rate against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the last match. Williamson is the second skipper who has been found guilty of the slow over-rate. Earlier, Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians skipper, was also fined for the same offence.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made its rules strict regarding the time limits in a T20 match. In the first offence, the skipper will be penalised INR 12 Lakhs, while for the second one, the amount will get double (INR 24 Lakhs). 

The punishment will get harsh, as the number of offence increase. In the third slow over rate, the umpires will fine INR 30 Lakhs and the skipper will be banned from an IPL match.

“The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on March 29,” a BCCI statement read on Wednesday (March 30).

“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” the statement added.

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Rajasthan Royals registered a 61-runs win over SRH:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had a rough outing, last night, against Rajasthan Royals as they suffered a 61-runs defeat in their opening match in the Tata IPL 2022.

Rajasthan Royals were simply outstanding following a couple of initial chances. Sanju Samson-led RR played superbly throughout the match and grabbed two crucial points along with a hefty net run rate of +3.050.

Kane Williamson-led SRH had several loose points from their game. Their bowling wasn’t good enough to put the opposition under pressure. The bowlers over-stepped a couple of times to dent their win. SRH players were also sloppy on the field and their batting was nowhere close to what RR did.

The Pink army managed to score 210 runs total in the loss of six wickets owing to valiant efforts from Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer. Skipper Sanju Samson was awarded The ‘Player of the Match’ award for his blitz knock of 55 runs from 27 deliveries.

In pursuit of a mammoth total, Hyderabad could only score 149 runs. The top four SRH batters could only score mere 10 runs collectively, which is a sign of concern for the team. 

The only positive SRH could get from the match was the sublime form of Aiden Markram (57* off 41 balls) and Washington Sundar (40 off 14 balls). 

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