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Rishabh Pant slapped with an INR 12 lakh fine for DC’s slow over-rate against LSG

Rishabh Pant, the Delhi Capitals captain, has been fined INR 12 lakh for his team’s six-wicket defeat to Lucknow Super Giants on Thursday (April 7). The game came down to the wire as LSG’s pursuit of 150 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai was fraught with twists and turns. They eventually crossed the line with a few deliveries remaining.

DC have now lost two consecutive games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, the team captain has been found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate. As a result, he joined Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson in committing this offence just once this season.

Meanwhile, DC made some significant changes as a result of the availability of David Warner and Anrich Nortje. They are immediately drafted into the starting XI but fall short of expectations. Warner was dismissed for four, while opening partner Prithvi Shaw smashed 61 in the first over. DC reached 149/3 in their allotted 20 overs thanks to contributions from skipper Pant and Sarfaraz Khan.

In reply, LSG raced to a 73-run first-wicket stand between openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock. Additionally, the latter completed a half-century. The baton was then passed to Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni, who delivered some lusty blows to propel the Super Giants over the line.