Eoin Morgan to complain against umpire Shamshuddin for 'hammer blow' wrong decision

Posted By: PTI

Nagpur, Jan 29: England captain Eoin Morgan today (January 29) expressed his frustration over the quality of umpiring and indicated that the team management will give their feedback to the Match Referee.

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England lost the second T20 International by 5 runs and Joe Root got a real howler as umpire Shamshuddin adjudged him lbw in the final over when there was a thick inside edge.

File photo: Morgan (left) with Root during the 1st India-England T20I in Kanpur on January 26

"We have the opportunity to do so before the next game. Feedback on umpiring is given through the match referee. I don't see why we can't have DRS in T20s," Morgan said, indicating that they are set to speak to the match official.

Morgan didn't hold back about what he thought was a bad decision at a critical juncture.

"Very frustrating. It absolutely shifted the momentum in the 20th over. Losing a batsman (Root) off the first ball, who has faced 40 balls on a wicket that's not easy to time the ball on is quite a bit of a hammer blow.

"It proved very costly all things considered a couple of decisions did not go our way. We still should have won the game," said Morgan.

PTI

Story first published: Monday, January 30, 2017, 10:33 [IST]
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