IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan: In the 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs. The first batting CSK scored 220 runs losing 3 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing a mammoth target of 221 runs, the entire team of KKR was all out after scoring 202 runs. KKR has suffered another major setback with the defeat. KKR captain Eoin Morgan has been fined for a slow over-rate.
KKR could not bowl 20 overs against CSK in the match played on Wednesday. KKR captain Eoin Morgan has been fined Rs 12 lakh for the slow over-rate. This season has not been special yet for KKR. The team has lost three out of four matches. KKR currently has 2 points and is at number six on the point table. This penalty has been imposed on Morgan for the first time due to his team not bowling in the stipulated time. If he makes this mistake for the second time this season, he will be fined 24 lakhs. Apart from this, the players of his team will be fined 25 percent of the match fees, which will be less than 6 lakhs.
In the match played in Mumbai on Wednesday, Kolkata knight riders captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to do Gedambaji first. Chennai scored 220 for 3 wickets thanks to opener Faf du Plessis’s not out 95 runs. Kolkata had fallen 5 wickets for 31 runs at a time, chasing a target of 221 runs. After that Russell and Cummins played stormy innings before but they could not win the team. Russell scored 54 runs and Cummins scored 66 runs.