After Kolkata Knight Riders lost their 5th wicket in the form of Rinku Singh, there was a long argument between Rinku, Sam Billings and the on-field umpires on Saturday, May 14 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Anil Chaudhary then signaled Rinku to go back to the dressing room.
This happened in the 11th over off T. Natarajan. He bowled a yorker to Rinku Singh and appealed to the umpire. The umpire took ages to raise his finger to signal Rinku Singh’s dismissal.
Rinku Singh wanted to go upstairs to the third umpires after his dismissal but the on-field umpire denied it.
What actually happened?
Instead of Rinku Singh, Sam Billings had asked for DRS. IPL rule states that if a batsman wants to review the on-field umpire’s decision, then he himself has to ask for the review.
In this case it was Billions who had asked for Rinku Singh’s review and that’s why the umpires denied the DRS. But had Rinku Singh taken the review, it would have been wasted because replay showed that the ball was hitting onto the middle stump.
Meanwhile, KKR had won the toss and opted to bat first. KKR started with scoring 55 runs at the end of the power play by losing only Venkatesh Iyer. It was only after the power play that SRH unleashed Umran Malik who then went on to grab three wickets.
Andre Russell missed his 50 by one run. He smashed three fours and four sixes in 28 balls to score an unbeaten 49 runs with a strike rate of 175. With this score, KKR were able to post a challenging total of 177 in their 20 overs.