KKR captain Eoin Morgan in trouble, will pay Rs 24 lakh fine after winning

KKR captain Eoin Morgan

KKR captain Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won by 7 wickets in the 34th match of IPL-2021 against Mumbai Indians (MI) on 23 September.  With this, KKR has made it to the top-4 in the points table.  On one hand KKR won the match, while on the other hand its captain Eoin Morgan got into trouble. Morgan has been fined Rs 24 lakh.  Along with this, the remaining members of the team will have to pay a fine of Rs 6 lakh or 25 percent of the match fee.Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has been fined for slow over-rate during the IPL match played against Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi," IPL said in a statement.According to the statement, "As per the rules relating to slow over rate of the IPL Code of Conduct, the team failed to complete the over within the stipulated time for the second time and hence Morgan has been fined Rs 24 lakh."Venkatesh Iyer (53) and Rahul Tripathi (74 not out) helped Kolkata Knight Riders win by 7 wickets. 

This marked KKR's second consecutive win in the second season of IPL-2021.  This was Mumbai's second consecutive defeat.KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first.  Batting first, Mumbai scored 155 for six in 20 overs.  Chasing the target, KKR's team won the match by making 159 for three wickets in 15.1 overs.  Playing his second IPL match, Iyer scored 53 runs in 30 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.  On the other hand, Rahul Tripathi remained unbeaten on 74 off 42 balls.

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