A howler barrage
Robin Uthappa declared not out off Basil Thampi, Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions
For the second time in the tournament Uthappa was given a reprieve. Thampi struck him in front of middle with a full ball that was going to crash into leg stump, but Nitin Menon, the umpire, didn't even seem to contemplate giving it out, instead moving quickly to get into position to adjudicate on a possible run-out. The ball had hit Uthappa, who was batting on 71, on the back foot, which made it even more puzzling that the umpire had dismissed the appeal so quickly. Luckily for Lions, the decision didn't prove too costly as Uthappa added just one more run to his score. Menon was nominated by the BCCI, last year, to be part of the ICC's international panel of umpires, but this was the third howler he has been involved in this IPL.
Manan Vohra declared not out off Mohammad Nabi, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
Vohra played one of the innings of the tournament against Sunrisers, getting 95 off 50 balls, but he should have been dismissed when he was on 32. Nabi hit him in on the pads in front of off stump, and it looked like the ball would hit middle. But Anil Dandekar, the umpire, reacted to the appeal by smiling at the bowler and suggesting there had been an edge. Replays confirmed there wasn't one.
Robin Uthappa declared not out off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Uthappa got the rub of the green as early as his first ball, as a Bhuvneshwar Kumar outswinger rattled off his bat en route to the 'keeper. Dandekar, though, seemed to have missed what was a clear, loud nick. Uthappa went on to hammer 68 off just 39 balls, his highest score this IPL by quite a distance.
Kedar Jadhav declared out lbw off Varun Aaron, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
This was much closer than the rest of the decisions on this list and significant since Kedar Jadhav was Royal Challengers' in-form batsman going into this game. Two down for just 22, they needed him to anchor the innings along with AB de Villiers, when Varun Aaron's indipper struck him high on the pads. Jadhav, while not a tall man, was jumping at the point of impact. It looked close to the naked eye, but was going over off stump, as replays would later show.
David Warner taking strike after hitting a boundary off the last ball of the previous over, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
Warner glided Jasprit Bumrah to the third-man boundary off the final ball of the sixth over. As Mitchell McClenaghan ran into bowl the first ball of the seventh over, Warner took strike once again. This gaffe was arguably worse than the rest, since the umpires failed to keep track of such a basic aspect of the game. And it was the Indian pair of Nitin Menon and CK Nandan that was caught napping.
Carlos Brathwaite declared not out off Yuzvendra Chahal, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chahal was into his final over, and Royal Challengers were desperate for a breakthrough, with Daredevils needing 45 from 33. Brathwaite was pinned in front of off and middle, having failed to pick up a flatter googly. Umpire Virender Sharma was unmoved by a pleading Chahal, but the error didn't cost Royal Challengers, with Chahal bowling Brathwaite the very next ball.
Rohit Sharma declared out lbw off Sunil Narine, Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai received their second poor decision in two overs when Rohit was adjudged lbw despite getting a big inside edge before the ball struck his pad. Narine had been bowling legbreaks throughout the over and foxed Rohit with an offbreak. Umpire Nandan gave it out immediately, and Rohit stood at the crease shocked. When asked about decisions going against them, Parthiv Patel, speaking in the post-match press conference, refused to comment, citing the heavy fines in place.
Jos Buttler declared out lbw off Ankit Rajpoot, Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
In the previous over, Buttler was at the receiving end of his second howler of the tournament, after getting off to a blazing start in a chase of 179 against Knight Riders. Ankit Rajpoot, coming in to bowl for the first time in the season, swung a low full toss into the right-hander. Buttler missed, and while the appeal was vociferous, the ball was sliding down leg by a distance. This time, it was umpire Nitin Menon who was at the centre of a howler.
Kieron Pollard declared not out off Imran Tahir, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant
Mumbai received a rare slice of luck when Pollard was rapped on the pads by Tahir and the ball was crashing into the stumps. The decision to make was whether the ball hit bat or pad first. Umpire Ravi thought it was the former, while replays showed it clearly hit pad first. Pollard survived, and went on to make 21 more runs. Supergiant wicketkeeper MS Dhoni jokingly signalled for a DRS review and was reprimanded after the game.
Jos Buttler declared out lbw off Imran Tahir, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant
Buttler was on fire for Mumbai. He had smashed 38 runs off 18 balls, including 12 in the previous over, when he played all around a length ball that skidded on. It had taken a massive deflection off his bat before rapping him on his front pad. Umpire Ravi, though, had his finger up before Pune's fielders had completed their appeal.