In their game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Chennai Super Kings got off to a bad start, losing opener Devon Conway and Moeen Ali in the first over to Daniel Sams.
Conway’s streak of three straight fifties, in which he scored 85*, 56, and 87 in CSK’s past three matches, came to an end with his dismissal for a duck.
The decision against Conway appeared to be highly precarious, as the ball had pitched on the middle stump and appeared to miss the leg stump.
Conway, left-handed batsman, wanted to review the decision but couldn’t since the DRS facility was unavailable at the time. The Wankhede Stadium was experiencing major power outages at the moment, and as a result, the DRS service was unavailable.
Even the coin toss was delayed due to a malfunction with one of the light towers.
According to commentators during the broadcast, the issue was fixed well before end of the second over.
Meanwhile, spectators also took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the circumstance.
Unlucky for Devon Conway, the ball was missing leg stump. He couldn't take the DRS due to powercut in the stadium. pic.twitter.com/ccepvIVzYC
— Subash (@SubbuSubash_17) May 12, 2022
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
That was NOT OUT! Devon Conway gone!
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) May 12, 2022