India not distracted by umpire furore

Jasprit Bumrah insists India will not be distracted by the umpiring row that surrounded the second Twenty20 against England ahead of Wednesday's series decider.

India secured a thrilling five-run victory in Nagpur on Sunday to level the three-match series, with Bumrah the star in taking two wickets and conceding just two runs in England's final over when the tourists needed eight to win the match.

However, England were left incensed that Joe Root was given out lbw by umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin at the start of that over despite getting an inside edge, while Virat Kohli was given a reprieve during India's innings when it looked as though he was trapped lbw.

Captain Eoin Morgan said after the match that England plan to raise their concerns with the ICC or match referee Andy Pycroft.

"There is extreme frustration, absolutely," Morgan said after the defeat.

"It shifted momentum, first ball of the 20th over, losing a batsman who's faced [almost] 40 balls on a wicket that's not that easy to time it is quite a hammer blow. 

"It's proved very costly all things considered. A couple of decisions didn't go our way and we still should have won the game and that's a big positive for us. That we didn't is disappointing."

However, Bumrah believes that decisions even themselves out in international cricket.

"We don't focus too much on the decisions given by the umpire," Bumrah told a news conference.

"Sometimes, it goes in our favour, sometimes it goes in their favour. That happens in cricket. 

"You have to move on with it. We don't focus too much on the decisions."

Ashish Nehra also starred for India by taking 3-28 in the second T20 and Bumrah hailed his influence.

"He has always been helpful. I have played the T20 World Cup with him," he said. "He has played a lot of international cricket and has lot of experience in tough situations. His guidance is always very valuable in tough situations."

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