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India tour of England 2014: Joe Root says playing without DRS “frustrating”

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Joe Root scored an unbeaten 154 to help England secure a lead © Getty Images

Nottingham: Jul 12, 2014

Two debatable decisions went against England in the first Test against India, and middle-order batsman Joe Root said it was a “little frustrating” to play without Decision Review System, but that they would have to move on. Sam Robson (59) and Matt Prior (5) were unlucky to have been given out by the umpires in debatable decisions and that did not help England’s position in the ongoing Test.

“When you don’t have DRS, it is a little frustrating. But you cannot moan about it. Until the ICC makes it mandatory for everyone to use, you cannot do anything about it, so you move on,” said Root who was unbeaten on 78 at the end of third day.

He refused to blame his team’s batsmen for the slump on the third day that saw them collapse from 134 for one to 202 for seven, handing India the advantage in the first Test. Root had to come up with big partnerships with Stuart Broad and James Anderson to rescue his side. “Our top order is quite good and they can have a perfect day mostly. Today wasn’t a perfect day. When you go through a session like that, you need to react quickly and we didn’t do that well enough today. So we need to learn from our mistakes and build on that,” said Root.

Root added 54 runs for the unbroken last wicket stand with Anderson (23 batting) to deny India a chance to bowl the hosts out on day three. “Our top nine batsmen have Test hundreds. So they are not out and out specialist bowlers. They pride themselves in the way they can bat and it was great to see shift the pressure back on to India. They also took pressure off me and responded very well to the challenge,” he said.

“The tea-break meant that India couldn’t carry their momentum forward on this pitch and then Broad came out and played attacking cricket and put the bowlers under pressure. [James] Anderson and Liam Plunkett played bravely in the final session then and we were able to frustrate India,” he added.

Asked if England can save this Test match and get away with a draw, he replied, “We are not in an ideal situation, but we haven’t lost yet. We have to put pressure on India to frustrate them. When we get the ball, we need to come out firing and put them under pressure straight away, anything can happen after that,” Root said.

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