IPL 2022: Ambati Rayudu survives as ball hits stumps but bails don't come off

Ambati Rayudu had to go for a 17 ball-15 despite the reprieve.

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In the final over of the powerplay, Varun Chakravarthy deceived Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ambati Rayudu and got through his defenses, but the bails surprisingly did not come off, to rescue the batter in the first game of IPL 2022. It was a big moment in the circumstances as the defending champions were in a spot of bother with two early wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, and another wicket would have meant a horrific start.

The ball, after glancing at the side of the leg stump, went to the fine leg area, and all that Chakravarthy could do was to keep his hands on his heads as luck did not favour his side on this occasion time. However, this was not the first instance of the ball striking the edge of the stumps and the bails not coming off as it has happened on some previous instances as well.

The weight of the bails has increased considerably after the zing bails have been introduced, which has had a big impact on these kinds of dismissals not going the bowler’s way. Rayudu, despite the reprieve, could not stay for long as he was run out after a mix-up in the middle with Ravindra Jadeja. He had to go for a 17-ball 15.

Here’s the video of the incident:

Meanwhile, CSK have been hit hard with five early wickets at the 11th over mark after losing the toss in the tournament opener, and the experienced duo of Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni were out in the middle to reconstruct the innings.

Earlier in the day, Umesh Yadav bowled an impressive new-ball spell and accounted for the wickets of Gaikwad and Conway in the powerplay. Uthappa played well for his 21-ball 28 and hit two fours and two sixes in his short stay at the crease. CSK managed to put up a decent score on the board (131/5) thanks to MS Dhoni’s brilliant 38-ball 50.