IPL 2019: R Ashwin 4th captain to be fined for slow over-rate this season

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin was fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.As it was his team’s first offence of the season, Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh.The game, though, ended just seven minutes before midnight.Mumbai Indian’s Rohit Sharma, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Rajasthan Royals’ recently-sacked captain Ajinkya Rahane are the other captains who have been fined for similar offence earlier in the season.Saturday’s game saw Punjab face their third loss in their last four games.Opener Shikhar Dhawan (56) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (58*) led from the front as Delhi Capitals turned their poor home record with a convincing 5-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah KotlaThey reached 166/5 with two balls to spare. With the win, DC now have 12 points from 10 games and have moved one step closer to qualifying for the play-offs.Chasing 164 for victory, Delhi Capitals didn’t start in the most auspicious fashion as they lost Prithvi Shaw for just 13 in the fourth over, run out by Mandeep Singh. But Shikhar Dhawan was in the mood for a long stay as he looked to take the attack to the KXIP bowlers in the company of skipper Shreyas Iyer.They matched each other shot for shot and looked to punish the bad balls as they also rotated the strike well to keep the momentum in DC’s favour. But just when it looked like Delhi would run away with the game, Hardus Viljoen sent back Dhawan (56 off 41 balls) as R. Ashwin took a brilliant catch running back.advertisementWith the 92-run partnership coming to an end, Rishabh Pant walked in as DC needed another 48 runs in 6.3 overs. But he played a strange hoick from outside off to be caught by Sam Curran off Viljoen’s bowling to be dismissed for 6 as the score read 128/3.But skipper Iyer stood ground even as Colin Ingram (19 off 9 balls) was dismissed by Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel was also run out for a duck.Earlier, Kings XI Punjab rode on Chris Gayle’s 28th IPL fifty to register 163/7 in their 20 overs. Even as the DC bowlers looked to keep things tight after Gayle’s dismissal, the visitors still managed to pick 45 runs from their last five overs as Harpreet Brar finished with an unbeaten 20 off 12 balls.Also Read | Ashwin hopeful of finding momentum despite KXIP lose crunch match to DCAlso Read | Ashwin thought about Mankading Shikhar Dhawan. Then this happenedAlso Read | IPL 2019: Dhawan, Iyer fifties help DC overwhelm KXIP despite Gayle blitzlast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW England v Russia Euro 2016 Saturday

first_img[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rance got there in the end last night with a deserved win but it was hard work and I can already see very few easy games in this year’s tournament with all the traditional ‘big’ European teams a little off their best.I’m probably the biggest England cynic going when it comes to football but even I have been impressed by the dramatic turnaround in form since the Brazil World Cup and for the moment, just like The Monkees, I’m a believer.England’s path to the quarter finals looks fairly straightforward and a repetition of their form leading into this should easily be good enough to reach the last eight. England were the only team to win ALL of their Euro 2016 Qualifying matches – scoring plenty of goals along the way.In contrast, their first opponents in Group B, Russia, have only won one of their last five games.Roy Hodgson seems to have got the delicate balance right between youth and experience right with the new emphasis very much on youth. They have the joint-youngest squad in the tournament.Hodgson’s starting XI will be very revealing – and the gossip is that Jamie Vardy could be dropped – despite his superb domestic season with Champions Leicester.Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill and Ryan Bertrand have all received treatment for minor injuries this week but are expected to be available.England v RussiaUEFA EURO 2016 Group B20:00 ITVHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2007 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Russia 2-1 EnglandSep 2007 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS England 3-0 RussiaEngland to be winning at half-time and full-time makes plenty of appeal with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ENGLAND/ENGLAND 12 points win at 2/1 with Star SportsEuro 2016 Profit/Loss: -12.00 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more