Shane Watson was reprimanded on Monday © AFP
Shane Watson was reprimanded on Monday © AFP

Raipur: Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s (RCB) veteran all-rounder Shane Watson was reprimanded on Monday by the match referee for using language or a gesture which is deemed obscene, offensive or insulting during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on Sunday. “Mr. Watson admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.4 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction,” an IPL statement said on Monday. “For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.” RCB won the match to qualify for the play-offs of the tournament. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Match 55 at Kolkata

Leading from the front, skipper Virat Kohli (54 not out) smashed yet another half-century to guide his Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday. With the win, RCB climbed to second spot in points table with 16 points from 14 games and thus qualify for play-offs. They will now face Gujarat Lions in the first Qualifier 1 on May 24 in Bengaluru. No one can bat like Virat Kohli: Shane Watson

Batting first, riding on Quinton de Kock’s 52-ball 60, Delhi managed to post 138/8 in 20 overs but RCB easily chased down the target, posting 139/4 with 11 balls to spare. Delhi’s IPL campaign ended here as they were knocked out of last four berth. RCB got off to a poor start losing swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle (1) in the very first over itself. Bangalore received yet another blow as Delhi skipper Zaheer Khan who returned for his second over dismissed the dangerous A.B. de Villiers (6) in the third over to have RCB on the back foot at 17/2.