BUTTLER REGRETS REACTION AFTER DISMISSAL
STAND-IN England captain Jos Buttler said he regretted his angry reaction after his dismissal during yesterday’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. “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.