T20 World Cup 2024
Jos Buttler Smashes Consecutive Sixes Against USA And Breaks Solar Panel
By CricShots - Jun 24, 2024 11:13 am
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On Sunday, England’s limited-overs skipper, Jos Buttler churned out a dominating performance and helped his team to reach the knock-out stage of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 with a remarkable half-century. The defending champions suffered a demoralising loss against South Africa in their previous Super 8 match.

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Jos Buttler played a captain’s knock

In order to reach the semifinals, England needed a rather comprehensive win over the USA. Rising to the occasion, England pulled of a win without losing a single wicket while chasing a meagre score of 116 runs at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. After winning the toss, England decided to field first, England’s bowlers showcased their prowess by dismissing the USA for a modest total of 115 runs inside 19 overs.

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Chris Jordan was the pick of the English bowlers as he took a brilliant hat trick and finished with impressive figures of 4 for 10. He was well-supported by Sam Curran and Adil Rashid, who claimed two wickets each, effectively stifling the American batting lineup. The pressure was palpable as Jos Buttler and Phil Salt came out all guns as they needed to gun down the score within 18.4 overs to ensure their place in the semifinals.

The openers rose to the challenge spectacularly, with Buttler leading the charge. After a cautious start that saw England score just 6 runs in the first two overs, Buttler unleashed a flurry of boundaries in the third over, hitting Saurabh Netravalkar for a couple of sixes and a four. This aggressive approach set the tone for the innings, as England reached 60 for no loss by the end of the powerplay.

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Jos Buttler’s knock reached its pinnacle in the ninth over when he faced left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh. After Salt took a single off the first ball, Buttler completed his fifty with a six on the second delivery. What followed was a display of extraordinary hitting as Buttler sent the next four balls soaring over the boundary for sixes, adding a staggering 32 runs to the over and propelling England towards their target.

 

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One of the highlights of Buttler’s innings was a colossal 104-meter six that landed on the stadium roof, a testament to his incredible power and timing. Buttler remained unbeaten on 83 runs from just 38 balls, an innings laced with 6 fours and 7 sixes. Meanwhile, Salt provided steady support, scoring 25 runs off 21 balls and ensuring there were no hiccups in the chase.

 

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Jos Buttler’s leadership and explosive batting were instrumental in England’s victory, steering them into the semifinals with a performance that will be remembered for its brilliance and dominance.