Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper, KL Rahul, was fined 20 percent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday, April 19 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Apart from the Bangalore-born Rahul, retained all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was reprimanded following the Super Giants’ 18-run defeat to Faf du Plessis and Co. As per an IPL release, both Rahul and Stoinis were charged with Level 1 offences and they admitted to the breach.
Tough night for Rahul and LSG
The Super Giants started IPL 2022 on a brilliant note, but losses in two of their last three matches have pushed them back a wee bit. Rahul and Co. are currently placed fourth in the table with eight points and a net run rate of +0.124.
Against RCB, PBKS failed to chase down 182 after Josh Hazlewood picked up a four-wicket haul. The Super Giants had a realistic chance to overhaul the Challengers’ score, but they fell apart after Stoinis got out in the penultimate over of the run-chase.
Stoinis scored 24 off 15 balls with two fours and one six before Josh Hazlewood rattled his woodwork. After getting out, Stoinis was caught on the stump microphone, using abusive language. He tried to play Hazlewood on the leg-side only to get bowled.
Rahul, on the other hand, started his knock in a handsome manner, scoring 30 runs at a fair rate. But Harshal Patel sent him back in the eighth over to cut short his stay in the middle.
The Super Giants are next scheduled to lock horns with Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday, April 24 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Watch: Marcus Stoinis Livid Upon Dismissal After Contentious Decision By Umpire In IPL 2022
IPL 2022: Marcus Stoinis reacted in anger after being bowled out by Josh Hazlewood as he was not happy with a decision by the umpire off the previous delivery.
Lucknow Super Giants all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was livid after being dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the closing stages of their failed chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. With LSG needing 34 more to win, Stoinis moved across the stumps for the first delivery of the 19th over, but Hazlewood followed him and bowled it well wide. Stoinis left it alone but the umpire ruled it as a fair delivery, causing the Australian to gesticulate in frustration. Stoinis moved across the stumps again for the next delivery, expecting the pacer to go wide again, but this time Hazlewood bowled it into him and he only managed to get an inside edge onto the stumps, all but sealing the win for RCB.
Stoinis screamed out a profanity before swinging the bat at the ground, walking away in anger.
Watch: Marcus Stoinis’ reaction after getting out to Josh Hazlewood
Stoinis made 24 off 15 deliveries and was looking in good touch, even though the asking rate was up to 17 in the final two overs.
Stoinis was later given a reprimand for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct, although it wasn’t specified what for. LSG captain KL Rahul was also fined 20 per cent of his match fees for a breach of conduct.
Hazlewood himself agreed that the first delivery should have been given a wide.
“I tried to turn around and get back to my mark as quick as I could. I got pretty lucky on that one so I might have to get him a beer after that,” Hazlewood said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis fell short of a maiden IPL century, scoring 96 off 64 deliveries, as RCB posted 181/6 after being put in to bat.
Then, Josh Hazlewood got two early wickets to put LSG under pressure and despite a 28-ball 42 from Krunal Pandya, they failed to chase down the target, finishing at 163/8.
Hazlewood was the star with the ball, picking four wickets and giving away just 25 runs.