BUT­TLER RE­GRETS RE­AC­TION AF­TER DIS­MISSAL

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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.

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