Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Punjab Kings, the IPL announced on Thursday. The rest of the members of the playing eleven were fined Rs 6 lakh or 25 percent of their match fee, whichever is lower, as the team failed to maintain the over rate in the match played at the MCA Stadium, here on Wednesday.

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As this was the team’s second offence of the sea- son, Mumbai Indians were handed the maximum fine allowed under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over rate offence, the IPL informed in a release after Mumbai Indi- ans slumped to their fifth defeat in five matches on Wednesday. Superb batting by Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal followed by a brilliant bowling effort by Odean Smith (4/30) helped Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in Match 23 of IPL 2022.

Invited to bat first, brilliant fifties by Shikhar Dhawan (70 off 50) and Mayank Agarwal (52 off 32) powered Punjab Kings to 198/5 in 20 overs.

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