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Hit wicket in cricket: Jos Buttler finds most peculiar way to get out after gutsy knock in Adelaide Test

Dixit Bhargav

Hit wicket in cricket: Jos Buttler finds most peculiar way to get out after gutsy knock in Adelaide Test

Jos Buttler: The English wicket-keeper batter tried his best to save the match but ended up becoming a victim of a peculiar dismissal.

During the fifth day of the recently concluded second Ashes 2021-22 Test between Australia and England in Adelaide, England wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttler became victim of a peculiar dismissal which brought an end to his gutsy knock.

It all happened on the last delivery of the 110th over when Buttler went on the back foot to play a Jhye Richardson delivery on the off-side. In his dedicated effort to place the ball for a single, Buttler unintentionally ended up kicking the stumps with his right foot.

Buttler, who was the last hope for the visitors to save the match, getting out in such a manner after a really disciplined and devoted knock was hard to digest. Coming in to bat at No. 7 at the start of play this afternoon, Buttler departed after scoring 26 (207) with the help of two fours.

Had Buttler managed to survive till the end of play today, he would’ve registered a miraculous batting effort for himself and a near-improbable draw for his team. However, Richardson picked his maiden Test five-wicket haul on his Test comeback to dismiss James Anderson (2) in the same spell.

England, who were bundled out for 192 in 113.1 overs, have lost the match by 275 runs as the hosts have gained a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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