“Karthik admitted the violation of Level 1 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 violations of the Code of Conduct, the decision of the Match Referee is final and binding,” reads an IPL statement .
Meanwhile, KKR held their ground and beat the spirited Delhi Capitals (DC) to reserve a spot in the final. KKR’s victory set up a highly successful final showdown for them against the Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Friday.
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Chasing 136, KKR got off to a solid start when starters Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill had 51 runs within the first six overs. Both batters scored consistently and in the middle of the road, KKR reached 76/0, needing 60 runs in the last 10 overs.
Iyer continued his brilliant form and brought out his half century in the twelfth of innings. It was Kagiso Rabada who finally finished Iyer’s inning (55) with KKR still 40 runs from goal.
DC then returned to the game with the wickets of Gill (46), Nitish Rana (13), Dinesh Karthik (0), Eoin Morgan (0), Shakib Al Hasan (0) and Sunil Narine (0) in quick succession. but KKR managed to score all seven runs in the final to win by three wickets for a place in the final.