The second ODI between South Africa and England, which the host nation won by 5 wickets, saw a heated exchange between English captain Jos Buttler and Rassie van der Dussen. The two got involved in a verbal spat during South Africa’s innings after the visitors scored 342/7 in 50 overs.
The tension started when the South Africa batter couldn’t pick a googly by Adil Rashid, which took the inside edge of his bat and then hit his pad before going up in the air. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler tried to take the catch but was blocked by Van der Dussen.
“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 replied, “No, it’s about you.”
“I’m allowed to try and catch the ball,” added Buttler. “What do you want me to do?”
The umpires urged them to calm down.
He was finally dismissed on the bowling of Adil Rashid, with Moeen Ali taking the catch.
Meanwhile, South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma led from the front, scored 109 off 102 balls, and took his team to a series-clinching victory.
Aiden Markram chipped in with a 43-ball 49, while David Miller amassed an unbeaten 37-ball 58.