Kolkata Knight Riders batter Rinku Singh was denied Decision Review System (DRS) during the match against SunRisers Hyderabad at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday.

A player gets 15 seconds to take DRS if he wants to use it to review the umpire’s decision.

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KKR’s Rinku, who was trapped in front by T Natarajan, took the review after the 15 seconds time limit so the on fields umpire Anil Kumar Chaudhary denied him the opportunity to challenge the decision.

The incident happened in the 12th over of KKR’s innings when the umpire took his time to raise his finger to rule Rinku out. While his batting partner Sam Billings signalled for the review immediately, Rinku was late in asking for the DRS.

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However, impact showed that bowler T Natarajan’s yorker was right on the money as it was hitting the middle and off stump. So the review would have been of no help. Rinku walked back after scoring just five, leaving Kolkata tottering at 94 for five.

Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane (28) and Nitish Rana (26) gave Kolkata innings a good start after opener Venkatesh Iyer was bowled for 7 in the second over. Captain Shreyas Iyer fell for 9-ball 15 to Umran Malik.

KKR, who are currently languishing at the bottom half with just 10 points in 12 games, opted to bat against SRH in the must-win game at Pune. For the two-time IPL winners, Umesh Yadav came in place of an injured Pat Cummins who has gone back home, while Sam Billings will keep wickets instead of Sheldon Jackson.

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For Sunrisers Hyderabad, spinner Washington Sundar and seamer Marco Jansen are back in the side in place J Suchith and Fazalhaq Farooqi respectively.

KKR posted 177 for 6 in 20 overs. Sam Billings scored 34 off 29 balls while Andre Russell played a 28-ball 49 runs innings.