Jos Buttler hundred vs Pakistan: Twitter was exhilarated on watching the English batsman score an emphatic century vs Pakistan.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of England at Southampton, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler smashed his eight ODI half-century to propel England to a dominating 373/3 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 36th over, Buttler put on display an archetype innings. On the second ball which he faced, Buttler hit a six off Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah to clear his intentions. Following it with a couple of fours in the same over, Buttler created tension in the opposition camp from the word go.
Having scored 27* (15) by the 40th over and with captain Eoin Morgan batting at the other end, England were expected to take the attack on the Pakistani bowlers in the last 10 overs.
Starting his blitz in the 43rd over, Buttler hit a couple of sixes off Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi. The next seven overs saw him scoring a boundary in each one of them barring the last over.
Jos Buttler hundred vs Pakistan
On the penultimate delivery of the 44th over, Buttler scored a four off Faheem Ashraf to complete his half-century in 32 balls. Talking on Ashraf in his next over, the Englishman hit him for a monumental six on the leg-side. With Morgan rotating the strike well to get Buttler back on strike, the 28-year old cricketer rocketed to his century.
On the second ball of the penultimate over, Buttler cleared his front leg to hit Hasan Ali for a six over long-off to cross the 100-run mark in 50 balls. He eventually ended up scoring 110* (55) with the help of six fours and nine sixes.
Other than Buttler, England were bolstered by the individual half-centuries of Jason Roy (87), Morgan (71*) and Jonny Bairstow (51) after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to field. With bowling figures of 7-0-60-1, Yasir Shah was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors.
How Twitter reacted:
50 balls, 100 runs!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 11, 2019
England’s innings comes to an end – it’s been one with some huge hits!
— ICC (@ICC) May 11, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 11, 2019
💯 FOR JOS BUTTLER!
What an innings! Just 50 balls and he brings it up with his NINTH six! Incredible!
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) May 11, 2019
Take a bow, @josbuttler. 🔥🔥🔥
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) May 11, 2019
HO. LY. SHIT.
Jos Buttler mistimed many. He hit the fielders repeatedly. He changed his bat.
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) May 11, 2019
Unreal again @josbuttler 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👏👏👏👏👏👏
— Luke Wright (@lukewright204) May 11, 2019
The way @ECB_cricket is playing they are run away favourites for the World Cup. The batting is just scary with @josbuttler coming and smashing it all over at number 6! What a player and what a team this is!
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 11, 2019
Jos Buttler’s innings in full:
— bet365 (@bet365) May 11, 2019
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) May 11, 2019
@josbuttler you freak 💯 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Liam Livingstone (@liaml4893) May 11, 2019
300-plus ODI totals for England:
Jan 1971 – Mar 2015: 34 times (644 ODIs)
Since April 2015: 35 times (85 ODIs)#ENGvPAK
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 11, 2019
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