India v England: Michael Vaughan says tourists will rue missed chances

India would have been 47-4 had Joe Root held an edge off Rohit Sharma

England will rue the chances missed on day one of the third Test in India, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

Joe Root dropped Rohit Sharma on 27, with the home captain going on to make a century in Rajkot.

Both Rohit and Ravindra Jadeja, who reached 110 not out, could have been lbw, but England opted not to review as India moved to 326-5.

“England will be happy with the effort but will also be thinking they could have bowled India out,” said Vaughan.

England reduced India to 33-3, which could have been 47-4 when slip fielder Root was slow to move to his left and missed Rohit’s edge off Tom Hartley.

When Rohit was on 87 he was hit on the pad attempting a sweep at leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed and captain Ben Stokes decided not to review. Replays showed the ball would have hit the stumps, though there was a question over whether Rohit hit the ball.

Jadeja would have been in trouble on 93 when he defended Hartley with his bat and pad together, with England again opting against the referral.

“England will know it was a day of missed chances,” Vaughan, who led England in 51 of his 82 Tests, told the Test Match Special podcast. “India are on top.”

It is not the first time England have had trouble with reviews in this series. In the first Test in Hyderabad, which the tourists won by 28 runs, England burned through all three reviews in the first 14 overs of India’s first innings.

Some teams employ a system for reviews in the field, for example having a requirement for bowler, captain and wicketkeeper to all agree. However, England do not use such a structure.

“We don’t generally have too much structure, this team,” said assistant coach Paul Collingwood.

“We have some very experienced cricketers out on the park. It can be frustrating at times, but you have to crack on and try to create more chances.”

Former all-rounder Collingwood said England’s day was “good, but not exceptional”.

“On another day we could have had six or seven wickets,” he told BBC Sport.

“It was quite a lot cooler in the first session this morning, there was some dampness around. Hopefully tomorrow we can exploit that and get some movement to finish the tail off. It will be hard work.

“We know how our batters will go about it. We’ll look to put their bowlers under pressure.”

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