WATCH : Buttler’s heated exchange with van der Dussen creates ripples

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The Proteas won the 2nd ODI against England by 5 wickets amidst tense moments between Jos Buttler and Rassie van der Dussen. A verbal altercation occurred during South Africa’s run chase, following England’s score of 342/7.

A 19th over exchange between Buttler and Van der Dussen was caught on the stump mic. Tension arose when Van der Dussen failed to pick Rashid’s googly, causing it to hit his bat and pad, then flying up. Buttler, near the stumps, tried to catch it but was blocked by Van der Dussen in the way.

“I’m trying to get to the ball,” Buttler said. “What’s your problem Rassie? It’s not all about you all the time.”

Van der Dussen then replied: “No, it’s about you.”

“I’m allowed to try and catch the ball,” added Buttler. “What do you want me to do?”

At this point the umpires intervened, with one of them shouting: “Okay, calm down!”

At that stage, Van der Dussen was batting 22 off 14 deliveries. He was eventually caught by Moeen Ali, and dismissed for 38 off the same number of deliveries by Adil Rashid.

South Africa clinched the series win with a 2-0 lead, thanks to skipper Temba Bavuma’s 109 off 102 ball effort. He led the team to chase down a challenging 343-run target with 5 balls to spare.

In addition to Bavuma, middle-order batter Aiden Markram contributed 49 off 43 balls, and David Miller played a 58 not out off 37 balls.

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