Buttler wins toss, England bowls 1st against Bangladesh

England's Jonny Bairstow plays a shot during the third day of the first Test cricket match between Bangladesh and England at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chittagong

Stokes played a key role with an unbeaten 47 as England won the deciding match with Bangladesh in Chittagong.

This decider - which saw England needing 278, the biggest successful one-day run chase in Chittagong history - was a much more placid affair.

"The dew that fell, had the (pitch) been even half even then the score would have been more hard for them".

On-field umpire Sharfuddoula Saikat had initially turned down pacer Taskin Ahmed's lbw appeal against Buttler.

After being dismissed on review in the second one-day global in Dhaka, Buttler felt Bangladesh were too excessive in their celebrations and a heated confrontation ensued before umpires intervened to send the England captain on his way. "Really good teams have come out here and lost, which proves where we are heading as a team".

While Bangladesh, backed by the passionate home fans, will be charged up, the visitors' coach Trevor Bayliss has maintained his side will keep up to the intensity of the hosts.

Stokes, who scored his maiden ODI worldwide century in the first match and was named man of the series, added: "The team we have had together for the last 18 months have been playing unbelievable cricket".

We still have our best to come.

In the chase, Billings (62) and James Vince (32) provided England the ideal start with their 63-run opening stand which came in 70 deliveries.

Shakib Al Hasan was beaten by sharp turn and stumped - albeit with the ball bouncing out of Buttler's gloves and knocking off the bails - to give the miserly Moeen Ali his first wicket, while Rashid had his fourth when Nasir Hossain carelessly struck a low full toss to midwicket.

With 99 required, senior men Stokes and Chris Woakes seized control after a Buttler cameo was ended by Mashrafe Mortaza, who also dismissed Moeen Ali.

"I think we were a bit tentative about it (the run chase) as a side", said a disappointed Buttler after the match.

The Bangladesh celebrations were rather more muted than in the second ODI but the wicket of the England skipper did ensure their chances of victory remained very much alive. The way in which we react and what we might say in those heated situations is what the ICC are trying to crack down on and rightly so.

Whatever happened, match referee was there (to judge it).

Mortaza said he had seen video footage of the row and defended Iqbal.

Jos Buttler believes England have room for further improvement despite ending Bangladesh's run of six successive home one-day series wins on Wednesday. Adil Rashid, the legspinner, was instrumental in England's revival, finishing with figures of 4 for 43 from 10 overs and bagging the Man of the Match award.

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