In this match played at the Wankhede Stadium, openers Devon Conway (nil) and Robin Uthappa (one) were dismissed leg before by Daniel Sams and Jasprit Bumrah respectively and Chennai could not take the DRS. After Uthappa returned to the pavilion, the umpires informed about the availability of DRS.
DRS was not available due to short circuit. Television replays after Conway’s dismissal showed that the ball was passing away from the leg-stump by a considerable margin.
Neither the Mumbai Cricket Association nor the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has officially given any explanation for this power cut.
A BCCI source said the ‘short-circuit’ happened in one of the ‘outlet’ supplying power which was directly connected to the DRS system. Initially DRS could not be used due to power cut.
“After normalcy is restored, the DRS system has been reintroduced after the first 10 balls,” he said.
Conway could have saved using the DRS but Uthappa was clean out.
According to an MCA official, the toss was delayed due to a technical snag, when there was a problem with the power supply of one of the flood-light towers.
“As far as the floodlight problem is concerned, we have fixed it immediately,” this official said.