Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson speaks after defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was slapped with a fine of Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate which is a breach of IPL’s code of conduct.

According to the IPL rule 12, “The minimum over rate to be achieved by the fielding Team in Matches shall be as prescribed in the Match Playing Conditions and is 14.11 overs per hour such that, in uninterrupted and undelayed Matches, the 20th over commences within 1 hour and 30 minutes (including time-outs) of the start of the innings (“Minimum Over Rate”).

Sanju Samson was fined INR 12 lakh for slow over-rate

“It was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, (Sanju) Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh,” an official statement issued by the governing body read.

Samson’s fine comes after Rajasthan Royals pulled off a thrilling win against KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings in the final over of the game.

KL Rahul and Sanju Samson
KL Rahul and Sanju Samson (Credits: IPL)

Thanks to young bowler Kartik Tyagi’s breathtaking final over, where Punjab needed just four runs with Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram well settled at the crease.

Rajasthan Royals won by two runs against Punjab Kings

The Uttar Pradesh bowler conceded just one run in a nerve-wracking situation and got the wickets of Pooran and Deepak Hooda to help the Royals turn the match by two runs.

Earlier in the game, youngsters Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) and Mahipal Lomror (43) laid the foundation for Rajasthan Royals to set up a humongous total in the first innings.

But some tight bowling by Arshdeep Singh (5/32) and Mohammed Shami (3/21) restricted Sanju Samson and his men at 185.

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s opening stand of 120 runs set the tone for Punjab’s chase with Pooran and Markram promising to finish the game.

Sanju Samson, Kartik Tyagi, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: BCCI)

Punjab needed eight runs off 12 balls with Mustafizur Rahman and Tyagi bowling some great spells, in the end, to turn the tables completely in their team’s favour.

Rajasthan Royals regained the fifth spot after winning their fourth match in the tournament and will face Delhi Capitals on September 25 in Abu Dhabi.

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