At the ACA Barsapara Stadium here, chaos ruled during the second Twenty20 International between India and South Africa on Sunday.
The stadium experienced partial darkness during South Africa’s pursuit of the enormous goal of 238, resulting in a second delay in play.
Snake slithering onto the field during India’s innings wasn’t bad enough, that was to come.
One of the four floodlight towers failed, causing play to be suspended for 18 minutes just after Deepak Chahhar’s first ball of the third over, with South Africa reeling at 5/2.
The players returned to the changing room, and it took roughly six minutes for the lights to gradually come on one by one before the game could start again.
Putting a blame “Devajit Saikia, the secretary of the Assam Cricket Association, told that there were three parties handling the power issue: our own 25-person team, a third (outsourced) party, and the state electricity department. It might have been a voltage issue or a software error.”