Tamil Diplomat

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international.

Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit Bumrah’s last over despite him having edged the delivery. England then failed to get the eight runs they needed, falling to a five-run defeat that levelled the series.

“That decision didn’t go our way and it swung momentum in the opposition’s favour,” Morgan told BBC Sport. “It has a huge effect, particularly on this wicket, where coming in and starting is extremely difficult.”

Morgan later said England would by making their views known to match referee Andy Pycroft. “We have an opportunity to do so before the next game. There’s always feedback given through the match referee on our report,” he said.

Root was on 38 when he was given out by Indian umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin at the start of what was a superb final over by Bumrah, who went for just two runs to end the match with figures of 2-20 from his four overs.

Morgan admitted to Sky Sports after Sunday’s game in Nagpur that he would have been “fuming” had the decision against Root come in a big game, such as the World Cup(BBC,2017)