IPL 2020: Pandya & Morris reprimanded: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Royal Challengers Bangalore's all-rounder Chris Morris had been reprimanded by the standing match referee for breaching the IPL's Code of Conduct during MI vs RCB match 48 at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday in which Mumbai Indians defeats RCB by 5 wickets. Suryakumar Yadav and Jaspreet Bumrah shine in Mumbai's fine victory.
The verbal volleys between the two all-rounders occurred on the 5th ball of Chris Morris' 19th over in Mumbai's run chase when Morris gave Pandya a send-off reply after getting him out caught by Mohammad Siraj in the cover region by virtue of that Pandya responded to rather annoyingly after getting out. Pandya and Morris exchange verbal volleys on the ground during MI vs RCB match yesterday, reprimanded for breaching code of conduct.
Both players admitted to the charges levelled against them, Chris Morris to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and Hardik Pandya to the Level 1 offence 2.20 of IPL's Code of Conduct. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav hammered an unbeaten 79 off 43 balls and Jasprit Bumrah picks 3/14 as Mumbai Indians took a big step towards the playoff with this comprehensive win over Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
The victory nearly sealed Mumbai’s place in the playoffs as they sit on top of the standings with 16 points from 12 matches they have been played so far and a healthy net run-rate of +1.186.
Mumbai Indians currently are at the top of the table with 16 points and on the verge of qualification to the semis with two matches to go, while Virat's Men in Red is on the second spot with 14 points from 12 matches. RCB could also reach to the playoffs by winning their remaining one out of two games.