Eight were needed off the last six balls as Jasprit Bumrah charged to bowl at a well-settled Joe Root. The ball struck on the batsman’s pads and umpire raised his finger in a hurry. England lost a wicket at a crucial stage and it set the tone for India’s five-run victory. However, just after Root, who had put up run-a-ball 38, left the ground, the ball tracking technology revealed that the ball had edged the bat before making contact with the pads.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was batting on the second ball of the third over and Chris Jordan stuck his pads. What should have been adjudged LBW was given not out. But Kohli fell later as he fed a catch off a slower-delivery to a man stationed down the ground.
The two decisions caused ‘extreme frustration’ to the England captain Eoin Morgan and before the two sides meet again in Bangalore for the final T20I, England plans to raise C Shamsuddin’s LBW decision with the match referee Andy Pycroft.
In a post-match talk, Morgan said: 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.
"There is extreme frustration, absolutely."
To a question whether his side would mention the developments in their feedback for the match referee, Morgan said: "we have an opportunity to do that before the next game, there's always feedback given through the match referee on our report."