Bengaluru, May 18: Royal Challengers Bangalore pace bowler Tim Southee has received an official reprimand for breaching Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday (May 17).
"Tim Southee, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler, was issued a reprimand during his team's Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday 17 May 2018," an IPL release said.
Southee admitted to the Level 1 offence under 2.1.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding.
After being asked to bat first, AB de Villiers (69), Moeen Ali (65), and Colin de Grandhomme (40) powered Bangalore to a herculean total of 218-6. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad showcased why they have clinched the first spot on the IPL standings as skipper Kane Williamson (81) and Manish Pandey (62) contributed well with the bat in the second innings of the game.
Out-batted them and defended brilliantly against the great 'defenders' of #VIVOIPL 2018 to keep alive our mission. #PlayBold— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 18, 2018
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However, SRH eventually failed to taste victory and slumped to a 14-run defeat despite their fight back, thanks to an incredible death bowling performance from Tim Southee.
The Virat Kohli-led side have now got a real chance of qualifying to the playoffs of the ongoing 11th edition of the league. RCB will now square off with Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday (May 19) in their next IPL clash.