T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Erupts As Jos Buttler Brings Up His Maiden T20I Century With A Last-Ball Six vs Sri Lanka
T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Erupts As Jos Buttler Brings Up His Maiden T20I Century With A Last-Ball Six vs Sri Lanka

Jos Buttler played arguably his best T20I knock on Sunday night in Sharjah, where he notched up his maiden T20I century, in a stunning fashion with a six on the last ball of England‘s innings versus Sri Lanka.

This was after England had been left teetering at 35/3 in the powerplay. Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan then forged a 112-run stand before tearing in the death overs.

The telling aspect about this knock from the opener was that he weathered the storm against the Lankan spinner on a difficult surface and then lined up the pacers one by one.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image Source: Twitter

After being put into bat first, England started on a positive note taking 12 runs from the first over. They then met an in-form Wanindu Hasaranga, who knocked over Jason Roy’s off-stump on his second delivery and had Jonny Bairstow lbw, giving away just five runs in his first two overs.

In between those two dismissals, Jos Buttler played a couple of classy stokes for fours, but saw Dawid Malan being bowled by Dushmantha Chameera. England were in trouble at 36/3 at the end of the powerplay.

England didn’t score any more boundary until the 10th over as Buttler and Eoin Morgan focused on wicket prevention and strike rotation. Buttler then took two boundaries and a six off the Lankan pacers to relieve some pressure and soon brought up a valiant fifty off 45 balls.

England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century during the first T20I between England and Sri Lanka at Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on June 23, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP)
Jos Buttler. (Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP)

England turned the tide as Lahiru Kumara then conceded three sixes in an over before Buttler slammed Shanaka a couple of maximums. Morgan then charged down to thump Hasaranga for a six before the spinner castled the England captain.

Buttler, though, hammered Chameera for 14 runs in the last over, bringing up his century on the last ball of the innings with a gigantic six!

Twitter went wild applauding this incredible innings from Jos Buttler on a difficult pitch.

Twitter Erupts As Jos Buttler Brings Up His Maiden T20I Century With A Last-Ball Six vs Sri Lanka:

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