In a bizarre incident at the Wankhede Stadium, Chennai Super Kings opener Devon Conway was unable to review the umpire’s decision as the Decision Review System wasn’t available. He had to walk back to the pavilion for a duck.
The Chennai Super Kings were asked to bat first by the Mumbai Indians. Openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad walked out to open the innings, while Daniel Sams began the proceedings with the ball. On the second delivery of the over, Dams bowled a length delivery which shaped back in to beat Conway’s bat.
The left-hander was struck on the bats, and the umpire gave it out. However, the replays clearly showed that the ball was sliding down the leg slide. As the DRS wasn’t available due to a powercut at the Wankhede Stadium, Conway had to go back to the hut.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 12, 2022
In the third over, Robin Uthappa too wanted to opt for the DRS. However, the system was still not available. He was given lbw off Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. The pacer bowled and away seamer around the off-stump, which shaped back to hit Uthappa on his pads. The replays suggested that the ball would have hit the off-stump.
Let’s take a look at how the fans reacted to the DRS fiasco at the Wankhede:
Such a big league with so much money going into it and yet no DRS because of powercut?? Devon Conway was completely robbed there. That was another umpiring howler by the way! Made it look like such a straightforward decision when it was going so far down leg.#CSKvMI
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) May 12, 2022
So Convay got a dodgy LBW decision against him first ball of the game. And couldn’t challenge the decision as DRS isn’t available right now due to power cut at Wankhede. What to say #CSKvsMI
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 12, 2022
Uthupa wants a review too, which us not possible as power was not restored. It has now but CSK will be mighty miffed as they have lost two top order batsmen. Will DRS be disallowed for the same period when Mumbai bat?
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 12, 2022
DRS to Conway : pic.twitter.com/YU0WDOYKgr
— Cricket wala ladka (@cricketwalaldka) May 12, 2022
— Jayateja (@jayateja321) May 12, 2022
"NO DRS for Devon Conway because of power cut in the stadium"
Mukesh Ambani backstage: pic.twitter.com/XzU0PoQlKz
— A$h (@AshSinKin) May 12, 2022
Such a big league with so much money and no DRS because of a technical issue. Pause the game no?
— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) May 12, 2022
Goodness gracious me! Devon Conway would still have been at the crease if he had reviewed it but what a bloody joke that there is a powercut in the stadium and there is no DRS. ITS A FUCKING DISGRACE. #CSKvsMI
— Avinash Raina (@AviRaina) May 12, 2022
Conway has been adjudged LBW, and because of no DRS available, he can't review that!
No DRS available at the moment because of a powercut at the stadium.
— CricJaggi (@Jaggiboltey) May 12, 2022
— TN POLITICS (@_tnpolitics) May 12, 2022
— Mani Diwakar (@mthewalker) May 12, 2022
The fact that Conway couldn’t review that is a bad look for the IPL. (Also a very bad look for my team with Conway captain and that is the real reason for this tweet…)
— SlogSweeping (@SlogSweeping) May 12, 2022
Power cut in the stadium so no DRS available as of now.
: Only way to stop inform Conway 💀 pic.twitter.com/ZcqP9erHll
— Sivadharsan (@Sivadharsan18) May 12, 2022
Chennai Super Kings in deep trouble at the Wankhede against Mumbai Indians
Soon after Devon Conway’s wicket, all-rounder Moeen Ali also followed the opener back in the hut. He was also dismissed for a duck by Daniel Sams. Moeen played a half-hearted shot and gave a catch to Hritik Shokeen at mid-wicket.
Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings are in deep trouble having lost four wickets for 17 runs in 4.1 overs. Both the openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway along with Moeen and Uthappa are back in the hut. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has joined Ambati Rayudu at the crease.