Jos Buttler played absolute sensational innings as England thrashed Aaron Finch’s Australia by eight wickets in their Super 12 clash of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
Jos Buttler innings of 71 in just 32 delivers was just filled with exciting cricketing shots, and powerful hitting. He scored runs all around the park, smashing all the Aussies bowlers ridiculously. Buttler also smashed a six against the left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc who is known to be one of the best bowlers in the shortest format of the game.
While the match was going on, former Australia cricketer and World Cup winner Shane Watson, who is currently commentating during the T20 World Cup 2021 matches, mistook the ball hit by Buttler for the moon during commentary. Watson confused the ball for the moon when the replay of Buttler’s six was played on the big screen.
“Isn’t that incredible, the beauty of the earth that we live on,” he said.
Shane Watson said this on-air looking at the replay of Buttler’s six before being corrected by his fellow commentator. The clip of Watson’s error soon went viral on social media.
England thrash Australia to take a step closer to the semifinal
Coming onto the England vs Australia game, the Men in yellow were off to a low start as they lost David Warner and Steve Smith in a quick span of time before power-hitter Glenn Maxwell also departed playing a cheap uneasy shot. All three players scorers were out in single-digit which didn’t help Australia score big batting first.
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The skipper played captains innings of 44, with the help of veteran Matthew Wade and Ashton Agar who scored 18 and 20 respectively. These low totals down the order helped Australia put up an average total of 125 runs.
It became a piece of cake for the England openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler whose partnership was 66 runs. They set the tone for the match as England chased down the target of 126 runs with 8.2 overs to spare.