Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm pacer Barinder Sran has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for inappropriate behaviour during their match against Mumbai Indians on Monday.
Sran's conduct was deemed contrary to the spirit of the game by the match referee.
"Sran admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction. For all Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding," an IPL statement on Tuesday.
Sran took three wickets (3/28) off his four overs in the match to help Sunrisers beat Mumbai by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.
Batting first, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 142/6 in 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu (54) was the top scorer for the visitors.
In reply, David Warner struck seven boundaries and four sixes, as the home side comfortably chased down the total, posting 145/3 in 17.3 overs.
Chasing 143, the home side got off to a disappointing start losing opener Shikhar Dhawan (2) in the very first over. The poor form for the left-handed batsman continued as he was cleaned up after failing to read an inswinging yorker from pacer Tim Southee.
But his opening partner and skipper Warner used his experience to good effect to hold on and score runs at a good pace to keep his team well in course towards a win.
He was well supported at the other end by Moises Henriques (20) as the duo struck an important 62-run partnership for the second wicket before Henriques was dismissed in the 11th over to hand Mumbai some hope of getting back into the game. Hyderabad were then 66/2.
But Warner held on to take his team over the line in style.