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Five-star ball on England debut

Jake Ball ODI debut GETTYJake Ball become the first England ODI bowler to take five wickets on his debut
Elettra Stolfi | 19 Ottobre, 2016, 23:05

Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman were fined 20 percent of their match fees on Monday for an altercation with rival skipper Jos Buttler in their team's victory over England in the second ODI. "Potentially, I am sure you guys can judge that for me", he said.

"I was just a little bit disappointed in the fashion they celebrated; mainly by running towards me and giving me a bit of a send-off".

"I don't mind them celebrating a wicket but to run and celebrate in my face". Before he left the field, Buttler was engaged in an argument with some of the Bangladeshi players, forcing the umpires to immediately intervene. "I'm disappointed to get out, the emotions were high but that happens".

The animosity lingered after Bangladesh had clinched victory by 34 runs with accusations that Tamim Iqbal had shoulder-barged some of the England players during handshakes.

His opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza, who earned the man of the match award for taking four for 29 - having earlier boosted Bangladesh's total with a quickfire 44 - called on players from both sides to watch their behaviour. Bangladesh's woes worsened when star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan departed for three after gloving a delivery from Ben Stokes down the leg side to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

The last match of the series will be played on Wednesday in Chittagong. Only Mohammad Mahmudullah of the Bangladesh batsmen made a significant score, compiling a patient 75 in two and a quarter hours. I think the greatest compliment you can pay him is you would never know he was on debut at all, he looked like a seasoned pro out there.

Dhaka: Fast bowler Jake Ball made a dream debut in Dhaka by becoming the first England bowler to take five wickets in his first one-day worldwide during Friday's 21-run win against Bangladesh.

Buttler and Jonny Bairstow would put on 79 before Taskin Ahmed had the latter caught behind for 35 to leave England 105 for 5. I would rather we go after it in 42.

"If things had gone our way nearer the end we could have maybe bowled them out for 190-200".

However, both batsman took time out to deal with cramp in the oppressive heat and it was after one particular break in play that England - who had seemed unable to stem their opponent's run chase - fought back.

Their 153-run partnership allowed Buttler to come in and punish the fatiguing Bangladesh bowlers with a quickfire 63 from 38 balls.

Game two of the three-game series is Sunday.

There was another altercation which took place soon after the match, when the players were shaking hands.

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