Jos Buttler 101* – Is This The 1st Century Of Tournament?

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Top 5 Runs scorers of T20 World Cup 2021
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It was a roller-coaster ride for England’s batting innings last night. They have lost their three crucial batsmen in the early stage of the game and it was looking nothing less than impossible to post a total of 150 onboard. But it was Buttler and Morgan who stood strong at the crease and started rebuilding the score. Here is Top 5 Runs scorers of T20 World Cup 2021.

Top 5 Runs scorers of T20 World Cup 2021

Initially, Buttler played a bit slow but after getting used to the conditions – he started his natural game and started hitting the ball with his natural form.  And with his century England has posted a challenging total of 163-4 in the 1st innings.

He has been handed over the Player Of The Match for his excellent 101* in just 67 balls with six 4’s and six 6’s and has an excellent strike rate of over 150.

Is This The 1st Century Of Tournament?

Absolutely YES – This match-winning century of Buttler is the 1st century of the tournament. Now he is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 214 runs.

Here is the List Of Current Top 5 Runs scorers of ICC T20 World Cup 2021:

  1. Jos Buttler – 214 Runs (ENG)
  2. Pathum Nissanka – 170 Runs (SL)
  3. Charith Asalanka – 163 Runs (SL)
  4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa – 155 Runs (SL)
  5. Mahmudullah – 150 Runs (BAN)

During the post-match presentation, Jos Buttler said – ” I think staying patient was the key (when England lost early wickets), but I managed to get a partnership with Morgan. I found it really tough early on in the innings. There was a point when we were thinking to get to the 120-run mark, but then we got going and got 160-plus. I use the same bat, even in the nets. It feels good. We were under pressure for a long part of that chase knowing that Moeen had to bowl that over (after Mills left the field due to injury) so to take that wicket (Shanaka’s run-out) was crucial and I was delighted with that. Was just trying to guess where he (Chameera) was going to bowl. I was pretty calm, I think at that stage I had batted for long, so staying patient was the key, and hope he (Chameera) will miss his (length/ yorker)”

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