The Decision Review System (DRS) was
unavailable at the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians until the fourth over owing to the power
cut at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The toss was delayed as one of the
floodlights could not get enough electricity.
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During the power cut, CSK lost Devon Conway
lbw for a golden duck in the very first over from Daniel Sams. Conway wanted to
review but the umpire told him that the system was not operating. He had to
take long steps to leave the pitch. He was being trapped in front for lbw. CSK
also lost Robin Uthappa as he also could not review the umpire’s decision due
to the power cut.
While Uthappa’s wicket looked rather plumb,
Conway certainly had a case if he would have been able to review.
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“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. Also, power supply to
the broadcast production got affected, after which the officials worked to
restore the system,” a Mumbai Cricket Association official was quoted as saying by The Indian Express
There was a fault with the diesel generator
that was providing power to the broadcast production set-up. The broadcasters
had to use a backup power supply from the MCA instead, which took some time to
Earlier Mumbai Indians won the toss and
opted to bowl first. After Conway was dismissed Moen Ali came in to bat at
number 3 and was sent back in the first over itself. After that, Bumrah hit
Uthappa on the pads, and even he was adjudged LBW. However, after his
dismissal, the technology was restored.
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Two quick wickets saw Chennai Super Kings
losing the plot in the match.