Umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin has come under fire for three wrong decisions during India v England
England won the first in the three-match series before losing by just five runs in the second.
However, captain Eoin Morgan was unhappy with the decision by Shamshuddin to give Joe Root out LBW for 38 in the final over – replays showed the Yorkshire batsman had inside-edged the ball onto his pads.
“There is extreme frustration – the decision at the start of the 20th over shifted momentum,” Morgan said.
England captain Eoin Morgan was left steaming after the game by the decisions
“It was a hammer blow and it proved costly but we still should have won the game – we played really well.”
Assistant coach Paul Farbrace was also seen remonstrating with the umpire as the teams left the field and England lodged an official complaint about the standard of umpiring – Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh had both been given not out when batting by India’s Shamshuddin.
Earlier in the tour, Root would have been able to call for the Decision Review System (DRS), which was not used for a long time in India but was in place for England’s Tests and ODIs against India.
India captain Virat Kohli was one of those to benefit from the umpire's mistakes
But the system is not being used in the T20 series, another factor that frustrated England captain Morgan.
“[The lack of DRS] is surprising,” Morgan added.
“If we’d lost a World Cup match like that we’d be spewing.
“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be used.”
And now the England camp will have another reason to be frustrated as Shamshuddin has been retained for tomorrow’s decisive match in Bengaluru, although Morgan admitted that it should have been made a dead rubber by his team.
“The bowlers backed up their performance from the other night on a pitch that suited India more," Morgan said.
"We were always in a reasonable position in the chase and we should have won the game.”