Chennai: Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane was on Monday fined Rs 12 lakh as his side maintained a slow over-rate during their narrow loss to the Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk Stadium here.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Rahane was fined Rs 12 lakh," an IPL statement said.

The Royals have so far lost all their three games this season, languishing seventh in the eight-team points table.

On Sunday, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was also fined Rs 12 lakh for a similar over-rate offence.