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Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has been fined INR 12 Lakh for maintaining slow over-rate in a game against Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Pant had to pay the lowest amount of fine as it was the team’s first offence in the ongoing edition. The Capitals lost to Lucknow as they chased down the total of 149 in 19.4 overs. 

The IPL released a statement regarding the fine which said, “The Delhi Capitals have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Lucknow Super Giants at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai on April 7.”

“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was fined ₹12 lakhs,” the release added.

“We were 10-15 short,” Rishabh Pant

While speaking in the post-match presentation,  Rishabh Pant talked about how the dew played a major role in the match. He also mentioned that in the first innings, the Capitals were ‘10-15 runs short’. He said, “When the dew is like that you can't be complaining, as a batting unit we were 10-15 short. At the end, Avesh and Holder pulled it back, credit to them."

“We were talking about giving 100 per cent till the last ball of the 40th over, no matter what happens [on his chat to the team before the start of the second innings]. The powerplay was fine, we didn't get any wicket, our spin attack did well in the middle overs but in the end, we were 10-15 short,” he added. 

QDK's brilliance with bat takes Lucknow home

South African wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock won the Player of the Match award as he hit 80 runs in 52 balls and was the architect of Lucknow's chase. In the post-match presentation, he said, “It was a matter of just playing what's in front of you, reacting to it. It was a chaseable score. You want a decent start in the powerplay and we didn't want to get too ahead in the chase.”

“Was important to keep wickets in hand. Prithvi did make it look easy, for me, I also felt that it was a slow surface. Even with the dew, there was a bit of grip. If we were chasing 180, might have been difficult but thanks to our bowlers,” he added.