England were frustrated by ’50-50′ arbitration decisions that did not go in their favor on the opening day of the third day and night test against India on Wednesday, the opener said. Zak Crawley.
He was asked in particular that the TV referee overruled the “ absent ” call from referee Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, not by an endless call from Jack Leach’s bowling alley to the end of the day’s game.
“It is very frustrating. We’re behind the game and we wanted those little 50-50 situations to come our way. This is how it is sometimes. It is certainly not our day. It doesn’t help our chances, ”Crawley said at the virtual press conference after the day’s play ended.
“When we knocked, Jack had one where he wasn’t quite wearing it and it seemed like they were looking at him from five or six different angles. When we were in the field, it seemed as if they were looking at it from an angle. This is where the frustrations lie, ”he added.
“I can’t say whether they were out or not, but I think the frustrations lie in not checking more thoroughly.”
Asked about Captain Joe Root’s conversations with referees Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary after the reviews, he replied, “I’d like to respond, but I’ll leave that to the captain and the senior players.”
“As a young player I’ll keep my nose out of this situation, it’s for Joe, I think.
Root chose to beat in the day-to-night test, but the visitors succumbed to India’s rotation which could collapse to 112 in two sessions. Left arm spinner Axar Patel came back with numbers 6 for 38, for his second five on his second test.
India finished the day in 99/3, behind just 13 points with undefeated opener Rohit Sharma on 57.
England’s stick was centered on tall and elegant right-hander Crawley, who returned after missing the first two tests with a wrist injury.
“It was easy to beat the couturiers, never easy to beat the spinners in these conditions. We should have done some shopping. if 200 would have been a nice and competitive score, ”said the 23-year-old, who had 53 out of 84 balls.
When asked if England made a mistake in bringing just one frontline spinner to Leach, he replied: “We have very strong tailors and support them on any area. He’s above my pay grade, sure, but I think that’s how we envisioned him.
“If we had had a few more points it could have helped our bowlers a lot more. At the moment we’re probably behind the game, but we have plenty of time to fight with our bowling line-up.
Crawley was also disappointed that he couldn’t convert his fifty into a big score.
“It’s always nice to score a fifty in a test match, but you want to kick it and score more. For my first test, it was nice to do some shopping.
“I think it’s easier to hit during the day (during day and night testing), but it’s different here than it is in England,” he said.