The Titans batter immediately reviewed an lbw call when given out off the bowling of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Glenn Maxwell. Replays suggested there might have been a deflection when the ball passed Wade’s bat. The commentators – Matthew Hayden, Graeme Smith and Simon Doull – were convinced Wade had hit the ball.
Ultra Edge, though, showed little evidence of it. There was a smidgeon, an extremely brief murmur, on the straight line of the audio signature, but that was not considered significant enough to overturn an on-field decision.
Wade looked flabbergasted that the technology didn’t back him up. He walked off shaking his head. Upon reaching the dressing room, he was seen angrily throwing his bat and helmet around.
After the match, he admitted to the offence and was let off with a reprimand. As per a statement from the IPL, it was a Level 1 offence, under Article 2.5 of the Code of Conduct.
Although Titans went on to lose the match by eight wickets, they had already secured a place in the top two, which gives them two shots at making the final should they lose the first qualifier. Pandya said he was proud that his side had kept finding different match-winners in different matches of the league stages.