England and South Africa clash against each other in a three-match ODI series, hosted by the Proteas. The South African side won the first match of the series. Meanwhile, During the second match which was played in Bloemfontein on Sunday, January 29. During the game, England captain Jos Buttler got angry and was involved in a heated argument with South African batter Rassie van der Dussen.
The English skipper is regarded as one of the calmest and most composed cricketers in the world. But on this occasion, he was unable to control himself after the protean batter seemingly blocked him from taking a catch. Buttler confronted Van der Dussen during the innings. The video of the exchange between the two is viral on social media.
Watch the video here:
Buttler vs Van Der Dussen having some heated words. pic.twitter.com/Fov2jLEa78
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Brilliant century by Temba Bavuma
Talking about the match, asked to bat first, England were very happy to finish with 342 on the board in the first innings. All the more after they lost both their openers within the powerplay. Ben Duckett and Harry Brook built a good partnership for a bit, but the southpaw holed out to Keshav Maharaj in his first over. Brook though continued to aggress, playing his trademark pulls over mid-wicket to the spinners. He got his first fifty and was looking good for a big one, but Markram managed to get him caught in the deep for 80 runs.
Later, Moeen Ali and skipper Jos Buttler continued from where Brook left off. They added a 95-run partnership before Ali (51 off 44) chopped one onto his stumps off Nortje’s bowling. Sam Curran though played a nice cameo in the death overs, to boost up the scoring rate once again as skipper Jos played a few big shots of his own. He remained unbeaten on 94.
Chasing the target, Quinton de Kock started the party with a valuable 31, blunting out the new ball. But the real hero was his opening partner Temba Bavuma, who answered his critics in some style with arguably his best-ever ODI hundred, he played a brilliant knock of 109 runs off 102 balls which included 14 fours and 1 six. Van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, and Aiden Markram played nice supporting roles, and David Miller then applied the finishing gloss by smashing 58 runs off just 37 deliveries and helped the team to win the match by 5 wickets.