Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against the Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday night.

According to an IPL official statement, “Samson has been fined Rs 12 lakh for his team’s first offense this season for minimum over rate offenses under the IPL Code of Conduct.”

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

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Punjab needed four runs off the last six balls, but Tyagi dismissed Nicholas Pooran (32) and Deepak Hooda (0) and gave up just one run to snatch his team victory from the jaws of defeat.

Punjab scored 183 for four with a target of 186 for victory.

KXIP opening pair Mayank Agarwal (67) and KL Rahul (49) looked down and out towards Sanju Samson when they scored 120 in 11.5 overs.

With Aiden Markram (26 not out) and Nicholas Pooran (32) strong, Punjab have only time to finish the match.

But in the end, Punjab suffered their sixth defeat in nine overs in the last over.

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