Bangladesh Cricket Team, Jos Buttler in Bitter Exchange in Mirpur ODI


Jos Buttler was furious with the way Bangladesh players celebrated his dismissal.
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Dhaka:

Stand-in England captain Jos Buttler said he regretted his angry reaction after his dismissal during Sunday’s second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka, which his team lost by 34 runs. 

Buttler was staging an England revival and looked threatening with some lusty stroke-play after a three-wicket burst by his Bangladesh counterpart Mashrafe Mortaza left the visitors reeling at 26-4 inside 10 overs.

But when television umpire confirmed the dismissal of Buttler at 57 in England’s chase of 238-8, it triggered wild celebration among the Bangladesh fielders.

The on-field umpire had initially turned down the leg-before appeal of Taskin Ahmed against Buttler, but Bangladesh sought a television review, which confirmed that the ball hit him plumb in his back foot and left England 123-7.

Before he left the field, the English skipper was seen engaged in an argument with some of the Bangladeshi players, forcing the umpires to immediately intervene.

Jos Butler’s dismissal led to some unsavoury scenes in Mirpur.
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Jos Butler said he regretted the way he reacted to Bangladesh’s celebration after his wicket.
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“Emotions were running high and obviously (they were) delighted to get the wicket. Maybe I should have just walked off,” Buttler said after the match.

“Maybe it’s something in the hindsight I was disappointed with the reaction… maybe I should have taken it up (in) a different way,” he said.

Buttler was vague when asked if he believed the Bangladeshi fielders had crossed the line during their celebration after his dismissal.

“Potentially, I am sure you guys can judge that for me,” he said.

England were finally all out for 204 runs but not before last wicket pair Adil Rashid (33 not out) and Jake Ball (28) racked up 45 runs to raise English hopes.  

The third and final ODI will be played in Chittagong on Wednesday.

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