With the El Clasico of the Indian Premier League (IPL) underway, the excitement around the IPL fans is unmatchable. Although both teams are languishing at the bottom of the table, Mumbai vs Chennai is always exciting to watch.
But as it seemed, some external force did not want the fans to enjoy the game as multiple strange things happened. First, the toss got delayed as the floodlights went off for a while. Then there was no DRS available for both teams as there was a power cut in the stadium.
And the first victim of this unfortunate happening was CSK batter, Devon Conway. The southpaw batter lost his wicket due to the unavailability of DRS in the early part of the match. In the very first over of CSK innings, Conway was hit on his leg off the bowling of Daniel Sams. Mumbai Indians appealed for an LBW dismissal and the on-field umpire got convinced. He adjudged Conway out and the batter had to walk back to the pavilion with a devastated face as he could not review this decision.
Season full of controversies, first umpire now this DRS unavailability pic.twitter.com/bfPSmyz0sh
— Subuhi S (@sportsgeek090) May 12, 2022
After this unfortunate dismissal, there was a flurry of wickets for Mumbai Indians as Chennai lost five wickets in the first six overs. Every CSK batter looked in a hurry as they kept going back to the pavilion one after the other. In the first over itself, Sams also removed Moeen Ali who tried to pull the bowler. Shortly after Ali was dismissed, Robin Uthappa was also dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. Like Conway, Uthappa was also denied a referral for the same reason. However, he looked plumbed.
After Uthappa, Sams accounted for Ruturaj Gaikwad who got strangled down the leg side. The fourth wicket to go down for CSK was Ambati Rayudu who was removed by Riley Meredith. On the back of these heroics from their bowlers, MI reduced CSK to 32/5 in the first six overs.