Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate

Virat Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate during the team’s Indian Premier League game against Rising Pune Supergiants.

Virat Kohli scored a brisk half-century in RCB's win over RPS.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate during the team’s Indian Premier League game against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

Kohli and A. B. de Villiers smashed brisk half centuries to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 13-run win over Rising Pune Supergiants here last night.

“Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after the team maintained a slow over rate during last evening’s VIVO IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune.

“Since it was his first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” an IPL statement.

Sent in to bat, RCB rode on de Villiers and Kohli’s 155-run second wicket partnership to post 185 for five in 20 overs, which RPS failed to chase.

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