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No apology for England: Mashrafe

Moeen Ali says Bangladesh are susceptible to buckling under pressure ahead of Wednesday's ODI decider

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza Tuesday refused to apologise to England for his team's celebrations after Jos Buttler's dismissal during Sunday's second one-day international match in Mirpur.

The International Cricket Council fined Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman 20 per cent of their match fees because match officials deemed the duo had overstepped the mark.

The ICC also cautioned Buttler, who had reacted angrily to the dismissal following a TV replay.

"Actually we didn't do anything wrong so we shouldn't apologise," Mortaza told reporters in Chittagong.

"We just celebrated what we've felt. We don't have to say sorry for that. Whatever happened, match referee was there (to judge it)."

England showed their anger even after the match, as Ben Stokes apparently refused to shake hands with Tamim Iqbal and engaged in a heated argument with the Bangladesh opener.

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

The ongoing three-match ODI series is currently locked at 1-1 after England won the first match by 21 runs and Bangladesh levelled with a 34-run win in the second match.

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Mortaza said he hoped the Buttler incident would not affect their form in the crucial final match.

"Our team is completely normal and I am hundred per cent sure that my team is not thinking about this," the Bangladeshi captain said.

However, England allrounder Moeen Ali believes Bangladesh are susceptible to buckling under pressure.

"We know that if we put them under pressure - like we saw in the first game - they can crack a bit more than the bigger sides. Hopefully, we can do that again," Moeen said.

"We saw in the World Cup when they played India, they messed that up as well.

"We know it will take them a bit more time to get over that kind of stuff. It took us years and years and we still sometimes, under pressure, don't play as well."

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But the allrounder insists he's not underestimating Bangladesh, who are looking to wrap up their seventh consecutive home series success in the 50-over format, having previously toppled Pakistan, India and South Africa.

"They are a good side with some very good players," Moeen said.

"They've not lost their last six series and beaten some good sides like India, Pakistan and South Africa. They are hard to beat at home. We don't have that sort of record at home."

Bangladesh have brought left-arm spinner Taijul Islam into their squad for the third match.

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