MI captain Rohit Sharma showed dissent after being given out LBW against KKR at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, in Kolkata, on Sunday. AFP
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was on Monday docked 15 per cent of his match fee for hitting the stumps with his bat following his dismissal in a highly charged Indian Premier League game.
The India batsman smashed three boundaries before being adjudged lbw in Mumbai’s mammoth chase of 233 against Kolkata Knight Riders, and vented his frustration on the stumps at the non-striker’s end on Sunday.
Sharma, who has led Mumbai to three IPL titles, believed he had edged the incoming delivery from paceman Harry Gurney and reviewed the umpire’s call.
But the ‘snickometer’ technology, which analyses noise, suggested the ball missed the bat and the decision was upheld, with a dejected Sharma having words with the umpire as well as hitting the stumps.
Mumbai lost the match by 34 runs despite a 34-ball 91 by Hardik Pandya at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
The world’s most popular Twenty20 league ends on May 12 with the final in Hyderabad.
Ashwin produced a stellar performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs in an IPL match on Tuesday. After posting 182/6, Punjab restricted Rajasthan to 170/7. Ashwin returned with a figure of 2-24. Earlier, buoyed by a World Cup call-up, KL Rahul struck a well-timed fifty but Jofra Archer stole the limelight from him with splendid figures of 3/15 as Kings XI Punjab posted 182/6.
The spotlight will be on Sourav Ganguly even as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) look to seek home comfort against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) return fixture at the Eden Gardens in Lolkata on Friday.
Mitchell Santner hit last-ball six after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu scored half-centuries to help Chennai Super Kings register a four-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.
Hardik Pandya’s (37 unbeaten off 16) quickfire cameo down the order handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their seventh defeat this season as Mumbai Indians won their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday by five wickets.
"The national selection committee has invited 15 high-performing bowlers from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the ongoing National T20 Cup as well as fast bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Afridi for the weekend camp," said a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Wing Jonny May scored two tries in three first-half minutes as England beat Australia 40-16 on Saturday to become the first team to reach the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
Ajman continued to dominate in the second half, but failed to create any real threats on Al Dhafra’s goal and were unable to break through Al Dhafra’s backline.