'Not fair' - Netizens not happy after Devon Conway is unable to make use of DRS due to power failure

‘Not fair’ – Netizens not happy after Devon Conway is unable to make use of DRS due to power failure

Devon Conway was dismissed for a golden duck against CSK

Devon Conway's dismissal
Devon Conway’s dismissal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Devon Conway looked in splendid touch coming into the IPL 2022 encounter against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians having registered three consecutive half-centuries. The New Zealand batter would’ve hoped to continue his outstanding form with yet another impactful knock. However, that was not to be as his stay at the crease came to an end for a golden duck.

It is to be noted that Conway’s stay at the crease could have been prolonged but, a power failure at the venue meant that he had no other choice than to take a long walk back to the dugout without troubling the scorers. That wicket itself also proved to be the ultimate turning point for CSK as they ended up losing half their side inside the Powerplay. In fact, it looked not out to the naked eye as well and the ball seemed to be missing the stumps.

The defending champions were asked to bat first by Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma who called it right at the toss. However, on the very second delivery of the contest, Chennai got off to a disastrous start. The ball pitched on the middle stump by Daniel Sams seemed to miss the stumps after Devon Conway was caught plumb in front of the wicket.

Nonetheless, he wanted to get the decision reviewed but in a rather unfortunate turn of events, could not do so as the DRS facility was not available at the time as Wankhede Stadium was facing some awkward power issues.

While MI heaved a sigh of relief and celebrated, the CSK camp was shell-shocked with what had just transpired. Just as the title-holders were coming to terms, they suffered an immediate setback as Sams accounted for Moeen Ali in the very same over. They then went on to lose all their frontline batters and were reduced to 39/6.

The onus was on MS Dhoni then to take the team to somewhat safe waters. But the tail didn’t wag with him at all and they got bowled out for just 97 runs in just 16 overs. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 36 off 33 balls with 4 fours and two sixes.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Devon Conway’s dismissal: