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Updated: April 27, 2023

KKR's Jason Roy Violates IPL Code of Conduct During RCB Match

The KKR opener played a brilliant 56-run knock in 29 balls but was furious after being dismissed and whacked one of the bails with his bat, a violation of the IPL Code of Conduct.


Jason Roy

Jason Roy of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has been penalised 10% of his match fees for violating the Indian Premier League Code of Conduct during Wednesday's encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. "Kolkata Knight Riders batter Jason Roy has been fined 10% of his match fee for violating the IPL Code of Conduct during the IPL 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru," the IPL said in a statement on Wednesday.
The KKR opener played a brilliant 56-run knock in 29 balls but was furious after being dismissed and whacked one of the bails with his bat, a violation of the IPL Code of Conduct.

"Mr. Roy acknowledged the Level 1 infraction under IPL Code of Conduct Article 2.2. The Match Referee's judgment is decisive and binding for Level 1 violations of the Code of Conduct," the IPL statement continued.

In the encounter, KKR grabbed a much-needed win after four losses in a row, defeating RCB in IPL 2023 encounter 36.
Jason Roy's blazing 56(29) and captain Nitish Rana's aggressive 48 off 21 helped KKR to 200/5. Varun Chakaravarthy (3/27) and Suyash Sharma (2/30) then weaved a web around the RCB hitters, limiting them to 179/8 and winning by 21 runs.

Chasing 201, RCB got off to a quick start, with openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis attacking right away. Off the first ball of the innings, Kohli cut one to the third man for a four off Vaibhav Arora, and du Plessis flicked one wide of a short fine leg. The pair then went after Umesh Yadav, smashing 19 off the over, with Kohli hitting one over extra cover for a four and du Plessis finishing with two sixes.

Suyash Sharma was introduced into the attack by Nitish Rana as early as the third over, and the youthful spinner responded with a significant wicket of du Plessis (17 off 7), caught at long-on and handing away just three runs off the over.

Kohli maintained the momentum with a couple of fours off Suyash, but the teenager responded in the next over, trapping Shahbaz Ahmed LBW to make it 51/2. Chakaravarthy then delivered a crushing punch by catching the in-form Glenn Maxwell at mid-off after the RCB batter had smashed him for a four off the previous delivery. This was the first time this season that RCB have lost three wickets in the Powerplay, as they were 58/3 after six overs.

After a rather calm three overs, Mahipal Lomror boosted the total to 96/3 off Sunil Narine.

Kohli then reached his 50 in 33 balls. Lomror (34 off 18) blasted another six off Chakaravarthy, but he was caught at deep square leg off the next ball by the cunning spinner. In the next over, RCB lost another wicket, this time Kohli (54 off 37), who was beautifully caught at deep mid-wicket by Venkatesh Iyer off Russell. Kohli drove it to deep midwicket, where Iyer moved to his left and pouched a good low diving catch.

Suyash Sharma finished an outstanding spell of 4-0-30-2, handing away just six runs in his last over. Dinesh Karthik and Suyash Prabhudessai combined 22 runs off 16 balls until a mix-up saw Prabhudessai retire in the 15th over.

Andre Russell bowled a brilliant over with 56 needed off 24 balls, giving up only eight runs and scooping up Hasaranga's wicket. Chakaravarthy then made a key breakthrough by catching Karthik (22 off 18) at deep midwicket. He bowled an excellent over, surrendering only four runs and ended with 4-0-27-3.

With 44 needed off 12, it was always going to be a difficult challenge, and the home team only managed 22 as KKR won by 21 runs.


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