The no-ball controversy which almost robbed Chennai Super Kings of a win last week against Rajasthan Royals came back to haunt them once again during their clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The incident happened in the final two deliveries of CSK's innings which was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja was on strike. Bhuvi bowled a slower bouncer which was left by Jadeja as he thought that the umpire would signal it as a overhead wide but that was not to be. However, Bhuvi once again bowled another bouncer outside off stump which was once again missed by Jadeja. However, what surprised him was that umpire Ulhas Gandhe had signalled for one bouncer in the over whereas it should have been a no-ball. Jadeja and his partner Ambati Rayudu who was standing at the non-strikers end then had an argument with the umpires that it should have been given a no-ball. Nonetheless, the umpires were firm with their decisions and the batsmen had to settle with that.
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This is the second time that CSK had to bear the brunt for poor umpiring and no-ball controversy. During their clash against Rajasthan Royals last week an angry MS Dhoni had marched onto the field to protest against the umpire's decision regarding no-ball. While umpire Ulhas Gandhe was about to signal the delivery as a non-ball, Bruce Oxenford, standing at square leg, said it was a legitimate delivery. Seeing this, Santner and Ravindra Jadeja got into an argument with the umpires.The CSK skipper was fined 50% of his match fees.
Chennai Super Kings had won the toss and elected to bat first. Suresh Raina was CSK's stand-in captain as MS Dhoni was rested for this match due to a back spasm. The defending champions got off to a flying start as openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis added 79 runs for the first wicket. However, once both were dismissed in quick succession, CSK batsmen could not offer much resistance as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. However, some late resistance from Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja helped CSK get to a respectable total of 132/5 in their 20 overs. Shane Watson was the top-scorer for CSK. He played a solid cameo of a 31-ball 45.
In reply, SRH got to the target in the 17th over riding on the half-centuries of openers David Warner (51) and Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 61.