The clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) saw Mohammed Siraj keep his cool to defend the last 14 points as his side beat Delhi of Rishabh Pant by just one point in their fifth game of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, during the game, DC leg thrower Amit Mishra received the first warning from the referee on the field after the veteran leggie was found applying saliva to the ball.
The incident took place at the start of the 7th when Mishra, before throwing the first ball of his spell, proceeded to apply saliva to the ball.
Following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had banned bowlers from applying saliva to the cricket ball to prevent the spread of contagion.
The on-field referee immediately stepped in and took the ball from Amit Mishra and proceeded with the remediation before advising the Delhi Capitals skipper of the first warning.
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As for the game, Mishra was greeted by a six by Glenn Maxwell towards the long-off on the fifth ball of his first. He finally had the final say after sacking Maxwell for the fifth time in his IPL career in his upcoming one.
In the third ball of the ninth plus, Mishra threw the ball outside the stump and Maxwell proceeded to shoot it from the outside out of the stump for a powerful slog over a long long, only to see Steve Smith complete a catch. easy.