Jos Buttler relishes ‘best performance’ as England surge into World Cup final

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Jos Buttler relishes ‘best performance’ as England surge into World Cup final

England's all-rounder Jos Buttler celebrated his "best performance" of the 2019 ICC World Cup Tournament as England crushed Australia in The Ashes' ri

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England’s all-rounder Jos Buttler celebrated his “best performance” of the 2019 ICC World Cup Tournament as England crushed Australia in The Ashes’ rivals’ first semifinal encounter at Edgbaston on Thursday.

England had put on a dominant display with the bat, posting 286 runs- the highest of any team in the semifinal stage- before restricting Australia to 221 in response, to earn a resounding victory by 8 wickets.

The game’s standout performer, however, was undoubtedly Jos Buttler, who struck an unbeaten 61 off 70 deliveries to drive England home. The batsman’s efforts with the bat were enhanced by a pair of stunning catches in the field at numerous crucial junctures.

When asked about his overall performance, Buttler said: “I think in terms of my best performance for England, personally, yeah, it’s probably right up there. Thankfully I was able to play a role in us getting over the line. To be part of a semifinal win at a World Cup is an incredible feeling and I’m very proud to have been part of that”.

He went on to add, “We knew we had to be at our best to beat them and thankfully we were able to prove that today. Beating Australia feels extra special, given the history between the two sides, but it’s important we potentially savor it for the rest of the evening before fully shifting our focus to the World Cup Final on Sunday”.

In the championship’s climax, England’s attention now turns to defending champions New Zealand, whom they will face on Sunday for a chance to become the 2019 World Champions.

Undoubtedly, Jos Buttler’s superb performance today will give England a great chance of reclaiming the title.

With inputs from AFP

Jos Buttler Relishes ‘Best Performance’ as England Surge into World Cup Final

England are on the brink of their first Cricket World Cup title in 20 years after a brilliant performance from bowler Jos Buttler helped them to a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Australia in the semi-final.

Delight for Buttler

Jos Buttler was in inspired form on Thursday, taking three wickets for just 19 runs, after a tense start saw England at a fraught 36-3, the batsman spearheaded the team’s surge to the final and enjoyed one of his most accomplished individual performances yet.

On winning and advancing to the World Cup final, Buttler said:

“It’s certainly up there with my best performances. To have been able to contribute to a win like that is a great feeling. When we weren’t able to get the wickets, I thought we did a great job to build pressure and know that if we could just keep chipping away something might happen.”

England’s Road to the Final

This will be England’s first World Cup title since the dramatic final against Australia in 1999, and the team has done well after a slow start to progress to the semi-finals:

  • Group-stages: England won 5 out of their 7 games to finish top of the table in their group.
  • Quarter-finals: Beating New Zealand by 119 runs to reach the semi-finals.
  • Semi-finals: They went on to beat Australia by 8 wickets on Thursday.

The team are now eagerly anticipating their final match against New Zealand on Sunday, in the hopes of claiming their first World Cup title in 20 years.

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