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Joe Root: I deserve any punishment for my childish outburst

England batsman Joe Root regrets his "childish" reaction at being given out on day one of the fifth Test.

Root, viewed as a future captain, vented his frustration as he walked off for 88 out of England's 284 for four. An initial not-out verdict was overturned on the Decision Review System, which detected a faint edge behind on an attempted sweep at Ravindra Jadeja.

The Yorkshireman appeared to mouth a curse word as he walked off and he also kicked out at the boundary marker

He was pacified as well by the runs his team-mates made, principally his third-wicket partner Moeen Ali who struck an unbeaten 120, which put England in position to push for a consolation victory.

They have lost the series, and trail India 3-0 with just this match to play.

Root said: "I was convinced I didn't hit it. The technology suggests otherwise, but it is bitterly disappointing.

"There was frustration there and hopefully I can start growing up a bit more. If I get punished then I'm sure it's deserved."

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