Chennai Super Kings faced Mumbai Indians yesterday on 12th May. It was the 59th match of Tata IPL 2022. MI won the match by good strategic gameplay by five wickets. CSK only scored a mere ninety-seven runs. Chennai was off to a bad start, and an incident happened that added more to their struggles.
There was no DRS available for Chennai Super Kings for the first five overs of the game. They were already having a tough time, and no DRS put them in a difficult position. CSK lost the toss and were put to batting on a dew impacted pitch of Wankhede. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway went to open the game. On the first ball played by Conway, an LBW appeal was made by MI bowler Daniel Sams. The decision was made in favor of Mumbai, and the on-field umpire put up his finger. CSK appealed for a DRS, but to their bad luck, no DRS was available at the time. It was a hard-hitting moment for the Dhoni-led team as Devon was their key player. On viewing the ball in slow motion it didn’t look like the ball would have hit the stumps. Conway tried a flick shot but failed to judge the ball and got hit on the pads.
There was a short circuit at Wankhede stadium that restricted the DRS ability. The Maharashtra Cricket Association officially stated, “ Before the toss, there was a short circuit, and there was an issue in the system. Because of this, the toss was delayed. One floodlight tower wasn’t getting enough power supply. The officials are working to restore the system.”
DRS was then available from the fifth over, but the harm was done. CSK already lost two of their wickets, one being the important one. Conway finally returned to playing 11 and was sent back only in one ball. Fans were furious and convinced it wasn’t a coincidence. They took their questions and disappointment to Twitter.
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