England captain Joe Root and head coach Chris Silverwood spoke with the match referee Javagal Srinath after the first day of the third Test in Ahmedabad to ask for more "consistency" in the third umpire process. After Ben Stokes' dropped catch involving Shubman Gill stirred a controversy, England skipper Joe Root was left infuriated with the third umpire's decision to not check a stumping incident involving Rohit Sharma from multiple angles. The third umpire on duty was Shamsuddin who appeared to have reached his conclusions into the two matters quite quickly without spending much time in assessing all angles involved. "The England captain and head coach spoke with the match referee after play," an England team spokesperson told ESPNCricinfo.
"The captain and head coach acknowledged the challenges the umpires faced and asked respectfully that in making any decisions there was consistency in the process. The match referee said the captain was asking the right questions of the umpires. "Zak Crawley, the only bright spot for England on the opening day, admitted that the incidents had been "frustrating" for the tourists. "When we batted, Jack Leach had a similar one where it didn't quite carry and it seemed like they looked at it five or six different angles," he said. "When we were fielding they looked at it from one angle. That's probably where the frustration lies. I can't say whether they were out or not out but I think the frustration was not checking four or five angles." Speaking about the game, India lost the wicket of Virat Kohli in the final over of the day but still finished strong at 99/3, trailing England by just 13 in the first innings after Day 1 of the Pink Ball Test. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma added 64 runs for the third wicket but it was spinner Jack Leach, who broke the crucial partnership to bring some joy back in the England camp towards the end of the day. After England were bundled out for a paltry 112 in the second session.