ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Revealed: Why DRS wasn’t available during AUS vs PAK match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Sayantan BhattacharjeeSayantan Bhattacharjee
October 20 2023
Revealed: Why DRS wasn't available during AUS vs PAK match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Here’s why DRS wasn’t available for a phase during AUS vs PAK match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

The Decision Review System (DRS) was out of action for a certain period during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match between Australia and Pakistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday. The DRS was down for two overs and the players were informed.

Umpire Chris Brown informed the players that the DRS was down due to power outrage. However, Brown added that review could be taken but ball-tracking won’t be available. The incident took place in the 17th over of Pakistan’s chase. To everyone’s relief, it was back to working from the 19th over onwards.

Warner-Marsh put on a stellar show

Earlier in the day, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh sent the Pakistan bowlers on a leather hunt. Warner hit a remarkable 163 while Marsh made a strokeful 121. Pakistan dropped plenty of opportunities, as Australia raced to 367/9 in 50 overs. Warner was dropped on 10 and 105. Shaheen Shah Afridi, however pulled back things alongside Haris Rauf at the death. Afridi scalped his 3rd five-wicket haul while Rauf mixed his deliveries well and deceived the batters on quite a few occasions.

In reply, Pakistan looked promising in the chase. The openers got off to a breezy start, scoring 59/0 in the powerplay. Both Imam and Shafique hit respective fifties and laid a solid platform for the rest to capitalize. Marcus Stoinis’ twin blow and Adam Zampa’s crafty spin got Australia back in the game.

The DRS has played a crucial role in the international circuit thus far. It has made a significant impact on the outcome of cricket matches over the last few years. Bengaluru is hosting a World Cup match for the first time in this edition of the flagship event.

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