Buttler reverse sweeps Coulter-Nile: The swashbuckling batsman was witnessed hitting a reverse sweep off a fast bowler.
During the 17th match of the eighth season of the ongoing Big Bash League between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers at Sydney, Thunder batsman Jos Buttler had put on display an archetype version of his batting as he reverse swept a Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery for a boundary.
Opening the batting alongside captain Shane Watson after Thunder won the toss and chose to bat, Buttler scored his 36th T20 half-century, 55 (54), with the help of four fours and a six. Apart from the top-scoring Buttler, Callum Ferguson scored 42 (30) with the help of five fours and a six as Thunder scored 142-6 in 20 overs.
In a bid to up the ante during the slog overs, Buttler reverse swept Coulter-Nile to accumulate four runs towards the third-man region in the 17th over of the innings. With the same shot, Buttler also brought up his half-century.
Buttler’s attempt to play far too many reverse sweeps saw him on the wrong side of things as he hit the stumps with his the next in the next over being bowled by Jhye Richardson.
As is the case with these low-scoring matches, it ended up becoming a cliffhanger as the hosts registered a 1-run victory. Scorchers’ captain Ashton Turner’s fifth T20 half-century, 60* (36), with the help of five fours and six, brought his team close to victory after they were reduced to 54-5 in the 12th over.
Chasing 20 runs in the last over, Turner failed to score a boundary off the last ball as Thunder successfully defended a low total.
Watch the full video of Buttler reverse sweeping Coulter-Nile:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 2, 2019
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
This guy is an absolute freak
No doubt one of the best players in the world across formats right now
— Krishna (@krisbangalore95) January 2, 2019
— Liam Thomas (@LMThomas7) January 2, 2019
If someone played this shot 15 years ago, he’d be dropped from the next match.
— Srivatsa Hejib (@iHejib) January 2, 2019
Astonishing. Somerset born, bred and coached. #WeAreSomerset
— Stephen (@SH_Berkhamsted) January 2, 2019
— SaNtHoSh Ðv (@santhoshdv10) January 2, 2019