Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians' batsman Hardik Pandya and Royal Challengers Bangalore's all-rounder Chris Morris have been reprimanded by the match referee for breaching the IPL's code of conduct during the match between their team at the Sheikh Zayed stadium, here.
Mumbai Indians thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets on Wednesday to register their eighth win of the season. The incident between Hardik Pandya and Chris Morris occurred on the fifth ball of the 19th over during Mumbai Indians' chase. Morris gave Pandya a send-off after getting him out caught, which the batsman responded to rather angrily.
Both players admitted to the charges levelled against them, Morris to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and Pandya to the Level 1 offence 2.20 of IPL's Code of Conduct.
Mumbai Indians are currently at the top of the table with 16 points and on the verge of qualification with two matches to go, while RCB are on second spot with 14 points from 12 matches.(UNI)