England aggrieved at Joe Root dismissal

Dec 15, 2013, 01:44 IST | PA Sport

England were "bitterly disappointed" with Joe Root's controversial DRS dismissal at a crucial moment of the third Test, but know they must accept it and move on with trying to salvage the Ashes.

Root’s was the second wicket to fall for the addition of five runs. Root called for a review, adamant he had not edged the ball from Shane Watson, having been given out by Marais Erasmus.

Joe Root
England’s Joe Root asks for a review on Saturday. Pic/AFP

But after reviewing evidence from all available technological aids, third umpire Tony Hill felt unable to reprieve the young Yorkshireman.

Carberry said of the outcome: “We were bitterly disappointed by that. We are of the opinion he didn’t hit it — hence why he reviewed it.

“It was a disappointing and key dismissal for us. He obviously felt he didn’t hit the ball. It’s one of those things we have to swallow, I’m afraid.”

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