The UltraEdge shows Tim David delivering Shardul Thakur. had made it
Delhi Capitals paid the ultimate price for a DRS blunder by Captain Rishabh Pant when Mumbai Indians beat them by 5 wickets to dump them out of IPL 2022. DC had to win the game to qualify for the playoffs at the expense of Royal Challengers Bangalore, but Pant’s decision not to revise a caught shout against big hitter Tim David came back to haunt the Capitals when he hit 34 priceless runs in a crucial stage of the match to set up Mumbai’s victory.
Pant had already made things difficult for himself and his team by dropping a nanny of South African big-hitter Dewald Brevis. But Shardul Thakur made sure the damage wasn’t too great when he returned Brevis on the third delivery of the 15th over.
Power-hitter David came out as the next batter. Shardul threw a good ball into the channel outside the off-stump and David missed the ball as he tried to push it to the covers. A sound was heard through the stump mic and Pant immediately called on him after putting the ball safely behind the stumps.
There was an immediate roll call, but the umpire on the field turned it down. With both reviews in their pockets, everyone expected Captain Pant to go for the DRS. But to everyone’s surprise, Pant decided not to reconsider the decision after a brief chat with bowler Shardul Thakur.
Minutes later, the UltraEdge peaked, meaning that if Pant had decided to reverse the decision, it would have been the end of David’s innings for a duck.
The Singaporean let the Capitals pay a heavy price for that mistake as he hit four massive sixes and two fours in the next 9 deliveries before moving on to Shardul in the 18th after scoring 34 runs in just 11 deliveries. By then Mumbai had the upper hand and Delhi never managed to come back from that disastrous decision.
Mumbai eventually won the match in the final over, much to the disappointment of the Delhi Capitals camp, but they only blamed themselves for this result.
The four teams qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs are Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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