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IPL 2023: Why Did MS Dhoni’s CSK Stop Play, Risk Penalty Time From Umpires Before 16th Over Of Gujarat Chase?

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IPL 2023: During its 15-run win over Gujarat Titans, CSK stopped play before the 16th over to regain the services of seamer Matheesha Pathirana, who was barred from bowling after briefly leaving the field.

Chennai Super Kings trumped defending champion Gujarat elephants by 15 runs in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 match to qualify for its 10th IPL final on Tuesday.

MS Dhoni’s men, still, brazened some tense passages of play after the elephants hovered to constrict the deficiency in a 173- run chase after a slow launch.

By the time GT demanded 57 from five overs with four lattices in hand, Dhoni had used up the full share of three- Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana– of his frontline bowlers. Dhoni was left with three overs of Sri Lankan attachment Matheesha Pathirana, who was off the field for nine twinkles before the 16th over and two from attachment Tushar Deshpande.

Still, on- field judges Chris Gaffaney and Anil Chaudhary, didn’t allow Pathirana to renew his bowling duties instanter due to his brief absence from the field, egging Dhoni and his CSK teammates to intermediate.

While the discussion between the judges and Dhoni remained unclear, the home side was happy to stop play and stay for the coming four twinkles on the side of the pitch before continuing the play with the Sri Lankan attachment cleared to coliseum.

According to IPL’s Playing Conditions, Law 24.2.3 suggests- If a player is absent from the field for longer than 8 twinkles, the following restrictions shall apply to their unborn participation in the match The player shall not be permitted to coliseum in the match until he has moreover been suitable to address, or his platoon has latterly been fur, for the total length of playing time for which the player was absent (henceforth appertained to as Penalty time).

Dhoni’s men bore one nanosecond of Penalty time and progressed to coliseum the elephants out for 157- the first time in 31 innings that Hardik Pandya’s side was whisked out in the event.

While the former India commander could have decided to renew the game in the 16th over with all- rounder Moeen Ali, Pathirana’s death- bowling prowess was presumed to be worth the threat.

In 26.2 overs in the last five( 16- 20) overs this season, the pacy slinger has racked up 16 lattices- the most by any bowler- with a superb frugality rate of7.78 and a strike- rate of9.88, delivering 65 blotches. Know More Latest IPL News…

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