Fans blame umpires for controversial wide ball decision during Rajasthan Royals' loss against Delhi Capitals

Former cricketers also came down heavily on the officials for not declaring a delivery wide despite it pitching outside the regulation line. 
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During last night's Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the match officials received flak after a few controversial decisions were taken throughout the match. 

One incident that has cropped up in the aftermath of the game and has gone viral on social media is a wide-ball decision in the penultimate stages during RR's chase.

Former cricketers turned analysts Zaheer and Raina also strongly criticized the officials for their failure to call a delivery wide, despite it clearly pitching outside the regulation line. This incident occurred during the final ball of the 19th over of Rajasthan's chase.

Rasikh Salam delivered a wide ball yet the on-field umpire did not signal which forced Rovman Powell to opt for a DRS review. Interestingly, the TV umpire deliberated extensively before confirming the on-field umpire's decision.

Fans later complained on social media about RR getting robbed off one extra ball and a run. 

Rajasthan Royals' playoffs qualification wait extended by Delhi Capitals

Speaking about the match, RR succumbed to a disappointing 20-run loss which delayed their playoffs qualification. On the other hand, Delhi's win kept them in the hunt for a playoffs spot as they climbed to the fifth spot in the points table with 12 points from as many games. 

For Delhi, openers Fraser-McGurk and Abhishek Porel played brilliant knocks with respective fifties. Ashwin was the pick of the RR bowlers with his three-wicket contribution.

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RR skipper Sanju Samson played a captain's knock during the chase with a brave innings of 86 runs but in the end it was not enough and with decisions going against their way, RR suffered their second consecutive defeat. 

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