England captain Eoin Morgan after losing the second T20 match at Nagpur, said with eight runs required in the final over his team should have won the match.
England bowled well to restrict India to 144 with some excellent bowling.
In the final over England needed 8 runs, Joe Root was dismissed by Bumrah which tilted the course of the game in favour of India. Bumrah gave only 2 runs in the final over and helped India level the series at 1-1.
“Needing eight off final over we should have won the game but there is extreme frustration, absolutely,” admitted England captain Eoin Morgan after the game. “It shifted momentum [the Root decision] the first ball of the 20th over, losing a batsman who’s faced 40 balls on a wicket that’s not that easy to time it is quite a bit of 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. We will draw a line under it tonight and move on to think about what we may come up against in Bangalore.”
The series is level at 1-1 with the decider to be played at Bengaluru on 1st February.
“Even if it’s just for World Cup games you’d accept it. If this was a World Cup game tonight and we were out of the World Cup or lost a World Cup final we’d be spewing. The fact it’s not is a concern. There is as much on the line as there is in a Test or a one-day match so no reason why it shouldn’t be used.”
England had won the first match by 7 wickets at Kanpur but the Indian bowlers did an excellent job to level the series. The Indian batsmen need to score big runs to put pressure on England team.