New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Rahul Tripathi was reprimanded for breaching Code of Conduct during game 35 of the Indian Premier League against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Without expanding on the nature of the offence, the IPL said in a release that Tripathi has admitted to Level 1 offence 2.3 of the Code of Conduct.

The release read: "Rahul Tripathi, the Kolkata Knight Riders batsman, has been reprimanded for breaching the Dream11 Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Abu Dhabi. Mr Trupathi admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.3 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct".

The release noted that for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is "final and binding".

Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Sunday. The two sides scored 163 each in their innings, following which the game moved into the Super Over.

In the Super Over, Lockie Ferguson bowled brilliantly and bagged two wickets in the first three balls to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to just two runs. Kolkata Knight Riders easily scored the required three runs and won the Super Over. With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders grabbed the two important points to take their tally on points table to 10.

Following the match KKR skipper Eoin Morgan heaped praises on Lockie Ferguson for his 'outstanding performance' and said that the "hunger and the drive" he showed off the field while waiting for an opportunity was pleasing.

"It's nice to be a part of the Super Over, it gives you a glimpse of what the guys are all about; especially in high-pressure situations. For Lockie Ferguson to come into his first game of the tournament, to perform the way he did in the twenty overs and then in the Super Over, I think he was outstanding," Morgan said.

"We have been striving to get wins off the last couple of games, it didn't quite work out. We ran into a Mumbai Indians side that was very very strong. Today, it was more competitive, but it's great to perform and get over the line," he added.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja