Morgan to raise England umpiring concerns with match referee


England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan could issue a complaint about the umpiring errors during their five-run defeat to India in Nagpur with the match referee.

Umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin has come under scrutiny for an lbw call against Joe Root on the first ball of a final over in which England needed just eight runs to win, despite the batsman clearly making contact with his bat.

During India's innings, Shamshuddin controversially gave Virat Kohli not out despite being trapped leg before by Tymal Mills.

Asked if he would raise his observations with the International Cricket Council or match referee Andy Pycroft, Morgan said: "Absolutely. We have an opportunity to do that before the next game.

"It's part and parcel of the job, to be able to cope with the pressure and make good decisions more often than not.

"The fact that comes out of today's game as a highlight is disappointing, it shouldn't be like that. It should be a good performance by both teams and a really competitive game. But we will draw a line under it tonight and move on to think about what we may come up against in Bangalore [on Wedensday]."

Morgan felt Root's dismissal swung the match towards India and ultimately cost England the chance to wrap up the three-match series, which now sits tied at 1-1.

He said: "It shifted momentum in the 20th over. First ball of the 20th over, losing your batsman who has faced 40 balls on a wicket that is not that easy to time on is quite a bit of a hammer blow and it's proved costly.

"A couple of decisions didn't go our way but we should have won the game. That's a big positive for us. The fact that we didn't is really disappointing."