Ridiculous! Robin Uthappa and Devon Conway fail to use DRS in CSK vs MI game due to power issue

IPL 2022 CSK vs MI Live
IPL 2022 CSK vs MI Live

IPL 2022: CSK vs MI Live – In a ridiculous development, two Chennai Super Kings batters Devon Conway and Robin Uthappa were denied the chance to use DRS on Thursday, due to no fault of their own. DRS was unavailable owing to a power shortage, and hence, both Conway and Uthappa could not review their leg before wicket dismissals.

The Decision Review System (DRS) was not available for nearly two overs at the start of the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings due to power failure at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

Due to a power cut at one of the floodlight towers, the DRS was not available for 1.4 overs at the start of the Chennai Super Kings innings during which they lost three wickets. Opener Devon Conway (0) and Robin Uthappa (1) were out LBW off the deliveries of Daniel Sams and Jasprit Bumrah and CSK could not take the review as DRS was not available.

Just after Uthappa’s wicket, the DRS was available and the players were apparently told by the umpires about it. One of the floodlight towers went off just before the toss, which was delayed by a couple of minutes.

Conway fail to use DRS in CSK vs MI game due to power issue
Conway fail to use DRS in CSK vs MI game due to power issue

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings’ batting order has completely collapsed in this match. At the came of writing, they were 65/6 in 10 overs, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo at the crease.

Interestingly, CSK has lost 5 wickets in an IPL Powerplay thrice, and MI was the opponent in all of those 3 occasions.

CSK losing 5 wickets in powerplay:

24/5 vs MI in 2020
24/5 vs MI in 2021
32/5 vs MI in 2022*

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have picked up 5 wickets in IPL powerplay on four different occasions.

Stat: Instances of Teams picking up 5 wickets in the powerplay in IPL:
Mumbai Indians – 4 times,
Rajasthan Royals – 2 occasions,
8 other teams – 1 occasion each.

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