New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell was reprimanded by match referee Roshan Mahanama for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during his team's crushing eight-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League cricket tournament match.
The press release issued stated,"In the VIVO IPL match in Delhi last evening, Glen Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab was reprimanded by the Match Referee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision. Maxwell admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction."
Maxwell had a particularly poor match as he was out without scoring and gave away 11 runs in the only over that he bowled.
After Delhi won the toss and opted to field, Amit Mishra, coming in to bowl in the seventh over, rocked Punjab's boat. When he started his spell, they were 37 for one in six overs, and at the end of his three-over haul, the visiting side was 59 for five in 11 overs. His victims included Shaun Marsh (13), David Miller (9), Glenn Maxwell (0) and Manan Vohra (32).
Punjab batsmen showed lack of intent and discipline and fell one after another. Opening batsman Vohra was the only one who showed the will for a fight even as his team was restricted to 111/9 in 20 overs.
In pursuit of the low total, Delhi were led by South African opener Quinton de Kock (59 not out), who shared a 91-run stand for the second wicket with Sanju Samson (33) in 10.4 overs, as the hosts overhauled the target with 6.3 overs and eight wickets to spare. De Kock milked nine fours and a six of the 42 deliveries he faced.
It was Delhi's first win in two matches, while Punjab suffered their second loss on the trot.