GUWAHATI: The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) issued a clarification on Monday regarding the floodlights malfunction that happened during the second India Vs South Africa Match at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. The APDCL held the Assam Cricket Association responsible for the malfunction.
Members of the APDCL stated that there was no fault from the electricity department. "Regarding the malfunctioning of floodlight, there was no fault from the electricity department. An uninterrupted power supply was maintained throughout match," said members of the APDCL.
They further added that the lights were dysfunctional for few minutes due to some internal fault in the circuit, which was in the jurisdiction of the ACA.
The second T20 match between India and South Africa was played at the Barsapra cricket stadium on Sunday. The match experienced an interruption as one of the light towers went off due to some disruption s in the power supply.
The malfunction of floodlights led the game to be interrupted for the second time. Prior to that in the first innings of the game, a snake crawled into the field and the empires stopped the game, until ground staff came and took it away.
The incident contributed a moment of surprise and fun among the players, as the situation was one of the rarest reason for a match to be paused.
The Indian team, while batting first on Sunday, won the match by 16 runs. The game was an exciting one with performances indicating that it was the batsmen's day for both the teams. The bowlers of both the teams experienced a tough day. India put up a big score of 237/3 and managed to limit the South Africans at a total of 221/3. The host nation won the match by 16 runs.