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PBKS vs MI: After the Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians fixture, which went in the visitor’s favour, visiting captain Hardik Pandya was slapped with a fine of INR 12 Lakhs by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Pandya was caught breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his side’s contest against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mullanpur and thus was penalised by the governing body.

Notably, the Hardik Pandya-led side was way behind the stipulated time to complete their quota of 20 overs in the second innings. At the start of the 19th over, the big screen in the stadium flashed MI were nine minutes behind their target time to complete the innings.

“Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on April 18,” BCCI said in a release after the PBKS vs MI match.

“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over rate offences, Pandya was fined ₹12 lakhs,” the release added.

Notably, for the first such offence in the IPL, the captain is penalised INR 12 Lakhs. If the offence is repeated, then the amount slapped on the captain is doubled and the other teammates are also charged INR 6 Lakhs or 25 per cent of their match fee whichever is lower.

In case a team breaches the IPL Code of Conduct for the third time, then the captain is banned for a game along with him paying INR 30 Lakhs as a fine. His teammates are fined 12 Lakhs or 50 per cent of their match fee whichever is lower.

PBKS vs MI: Hardik Pandya’s MI got hold of the contest by 9 Runs

PBKS vs MI: Hardik Pandya slapped with Fine for Slow Over Rate Offence during Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians fixture
Mumbai Indians Win against PBKS

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians (MI) escaped a little heartbreak after their team managed to get hold of the contest against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Thursday evening.

In spite of reducing the opposition to six wickets in just 77 runs, Mumbai Indians slipped out of the comfortable position only to find out that they had let the opposition rule.

Ashutosh Sharma played a blinder by scoring 61 runs in 28 deliveries. The young Punjab batter smacked seven sixes during his innings and two fours to take his side close to the chase. If not for him, Punjab Kings (PBKS) would have been dismissed way earlier in the chase.

His fine knock of 61 runs came to an end in the 18th over of the innings as he tried to smoke another one off Gerald Coetzee for a maximum. However, the ball went straight up and was caught by Mohammad Nabi in the deep.

Mumbai Indians eventually won the contest by nine runs against Punjab Kings (PBKS). The win lifted them up from the penultimate position in the IPL 2024 Points Table to the seventh spot.

MI now have three wins and four losses from their seven outings so far in the IPL 2024.

On the other side, Punjab Kings (PBKS) slips down to the penultimate position after losing yet another close contest. PBKS have only managed to get two wins from their seven outings so far.

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