Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc gave a warning to England captain Jos Buttler, asking him not to leave the crease at the non-striker’s end early during the 3rd T20I of a three-match series in Canberra on Friday, October 13. The video showed Starc pointing out to the non-striker’s end as he made his way back in his run-up in the 5th over of the match as well. Meanwhile, Starc and Jos Buttler had an on-field chat with Australian media confirming that it was a warning he gave to the England skipper as well.
Buttler, however, responded to Starc, saying that he didn’t think he was leaving the crease early at the non-striker’s end. Notably, Australia won the toss on Friday and opted to bowl first. Jos Buttler was unbeaten on 25 from 22 balls in the 7th over when rain interrupted the game. England were 49 for 1 in 6.2 overs at that time as well.
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However, after the game has been called off, Jos Buttler, who won the Player of the Series, said, “We had a good series in Pakistan, to come and continue that over here is a good feeling. We just had 2 and a bit overs to play, so just came out and gave everything we had with the bat. The conditions were challenging and I thought we were pretty good across every department. Woakes was unbelievable in his first spell tonight, got the ball to swing and that’s good news for us.”
Australia captain, Aaron Finch said, “It was, there was quite a bit of rain yesterday and today as well, and we would have been happier with a full game. Credit to England, they outplayed us in all the three games, but I thought the fielding was better on a slightly greasy surface tonight. We will take a couple of days off, recharge, enjoy each other’s company and start our preparations for the World Cup.”