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Ravichandran Ashwin fined for Punjab's slow over-rate

Ravichandran Ashwin. Photograph:( IANS )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 21, 2019, 01.31 PM (IST)

Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined for maintaining slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League match against Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi on Saturday. 

Ashwin has been fined INR 12 lakh and became the fourth captain to be fined for slow over-rate in IPL 2019 after Mumbai's Rohit Sharma, Bangalore's Virat Kohli and Rajasthan's former skipper Ajinkya Rahane. 

The official website of IPL stated, "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. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh."

In the match, Delhi defeated Punjab by five wickets in the ongoing Indian Premier League on Saturday.

Chasing a target of 164, Delhi openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, provided their side a steady start but because of lack of coordination Shaw gave away his wicket when he got run out in the fourth over.

Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer then came out to bat and both the on-field batters smashed some scintillating shots and formed a 92-run partnership before Dhawan gave a simple catch to R Ashwin off Hardus Viljoen's delivery and brought his 56-run inning to an end.