Jos Buttler hits England’s fastest World Cup 100

first_imgOn Monday versus Pakistan, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler soared high as he hit a rapid-fire 103 to bring his side close to the 349-run target set by their opponents. In the end, it didn’t prove enough as Pakistan held their nerves to beat the World Cup 2019 favourites by 14 runs. But it was still a phenomenal day for Buttler.During his stroke-filled innings, Buttler broke the record for the fastest hundred by an England player in World Cup history.Buttler hit a sensational 75-ball-100 to give England hope of chasing the mammoth total. In combination with Joe Root, who hit 107 runs of his own, Buttler added 130 runs for the fifth wicket taking England to 248/4 in the 39th over, before Root got out chasing a wide delivery.Even though he had missed out on becoming the 1st to score a hundred at the 2019 World Cup, Buttler continued hitting a flurry of boundaries and soon brought up his century with a ferocious drive between mid-off and cover for four off Mohammad Amir.But the very next ball, he departed trying to cut a wide ball as the Pakistan players went berserk with their celebrations. After all, they knew that they were now in with a chance to launch their maiden win of this WC.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Media boycotts interaction with Team IndiaAlso Read | India’s home season from September 15 with Freedom Series versus South Africalast_img

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