This incident occurred during the 16th over of the 2023 ODI World Cup match between Pakistan and Australia. Australia and Pakistan are currently competing in a crucial match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
In an unexpected turn of events, something unusual occurred. Considering the global scale of the event, fans and cricket experts anticipate that matches should run smoothly with backup plans in case of issues.
However, during the 16th over of this ODI World Cup match, the Decision Review System (DRS) technology was unexpectedly non-functional, rendering it unavailable for both teams to utilize.
Talking about the ongoing match, the Australian batting lineup, fueled by outstanding centuries from openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, managed to amass a massive total of 367/9.
In response, the Pakistani team began their innings cautiously, with openers Imam Ul Haq and Abdullah Shafique establishing a solid start. However, during their batting, the match umpire suddenly approached both the Australian and Pakistani players.
He notified them that the Decision Review System (DRS) technology would not be accessible for critical moments at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Consequently, the players had to rely solely on the umpire’s decisions.
Why did DRS Technology fail during the Pakistan vs. Australia ODI World Cup 2023 match?
Similarly, the well-known commentator and former New Zealand fast bowler, Simon Doull, verified that the DRS experienced a temporary outage during the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 match.
During this outage, the umpire promptly informed the players that there was a brief power failure in the Chinnaswamy stadium, causing the disruption.
Thankfully, the problem got fixed quickly after just two overs of the game, and the DRS became available again during the 19th over of the ongoing ODI World Cup match.
When it comes to the technology, there has been a lot of debate about how fair it is, especially when batters are given out even if the ball is just a little off target.
In Australia’s last ODI World Cup game, their powerful batsman David Warner was not happy with how he was declared out. He thought the ball was going in a different direction, but the umpire didn’t agree.
As a result, he only scored 11 runs before getting out. However, this didn’t stop Australia from winning the match against Sri Lanka by five wickets and getting back to their winning ways in the tournament.