The English wicket-keeper batter, Jos Buttler has been witnessing a purple patch in his career and he continued it against the Netherlands in the third and final ODI of the series at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 245 runs, England got over the line in just 30.1 overs, with Jason Roy scoring a century and Buttler played a fiery knock of 86 runs for just 64 balls.
Jos Buttler, who was the stand-in skipper for the match after regular skipper, Eoin Morgan was ruled out, played some exquisite shots during his knock of 86 runs. The wicket-keeper batter bagged a total of 7 fours and 5 maximums during the course of his stay on the crease. While there were some highly impressive shots, the one that arguably stood out was the six that Buttler hit from a delivery that had landed outside the pitch.
Facing Netherlands fast bowler, Paul van Meekeren, who tried to bowl a slower bouncer to Buttler in the 29th over, Buttler chased down a delivery despite the fact that it had landed outside the 22-yard strip on the second bounce.
Buttler muscled the ball away towards the deep backward square-leg boundary and completed a six. Buttler simply showed no mercy to the bowler and the video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Here’s the video:
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Speaking at the post-match press conference, Jos Buttler was thoroughly enthralled with the kind of cricket England has been playing.
He explained, “We’ve played very well. Brilliant with the ball, good batting as well. There’s a lot of cricket coming up which is very exciting, we have great depth in this squad, very excited. Great debut for Payne, Brydon Carse looks exciting and Salt has also been impressive. Thank you to the Barmy Army for travelling to Amsterdam.”
England would now take a small break and regroup for an all-format assignment against India, starting July 01.