IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders Won The Match, But Nitish Rana Fined From BCCI Officials, Check The Full Report

In the 53rd match of IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Punjab Kings by five wickets. This was Kolkata’s fifth win and Punjab’s sixth defeat in this tournament. Now both teams have played 11 matches, and both have 10 points. However, with a better run rate, Kolkata is fifth, and Punjab is seventh.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana has been fined Rs 12 lakh. This is because Kolkata Knight Riders bowled slow overs against Punjab Kings. KKR did not complete their 20 overs on time, and the captain has suffered the brunt of this.

This was the first offence of the Kolkata Knight Riders team under the IPL Code of Conduct, and due to this, only the captain has been fined 12 lakh rupees. “Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana has been fined for slow over-rate. This is KKR’s first offence of the season under the IPL Code of Conduct, due to which captain Nitish Rana has been fined Rs 12 lakh.”

On Monday, Nitish Rana scored a half-century while playing a captaincy inning for Kolkata Knight Riders against Punjab Kings. The left-handed batsman scored 51 off 38 balls with the help of 6 fours and a six. Apart from Rana, Andre Russell (42) and Rinku Singh (21*) played excellent innings and gave KKR a 5-wicket victory.

In the match played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Punjab Kings batted first and scored 179 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, KKR achieved the target by losing 5 wickets on the last ball. Russell was named player of the match. He scored 42 runs in 23 balls with the help of three fours and an equal number of sixes.

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