The one who was called to strengthen the batting…he showed magic with the ball

Orhan Wadia
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Jos Buttler hit a half century in 32 balls Chris Jordan's performance was highly praised

New Delhi. England have entered the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2024 by registering a thumping win. Defending champions England achieved the target of 116 runs against the USA in just 10 overs. Chris Jordan and captain Jos Buttler played an important role in this victory. Jordan took 4 wickets including a hat-trick, while Butler batted explosively and gave the team a memorable win in just 9.4 overs. Butler revealed after the match that he gave Chris Jordan a chance in the playing XI so that his batting order could be longer. But Jordan did wonders in bowling.

Jos Butler played an unbeaten innings of 83 runs in 38 balls in his third match of Super 8 against America. He took his team to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup with his destructive innings. After the victory, Butler said that while chasing the target of 116 runs, they scored runs so fast that they could top Group 2 of Super Eight.

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'We planned to play fast'
After Chris Jordan's hat-trick, Butler's explosive innings helped England beat America by 10 wickets and enter the semi-finals. Butler said after the match, 'We respect America. And we talked about the fact that if we bat fast, we will perform very well. After playing a few overs, we tried to hit fast shots in the air.' Butler praised the bowling efforts of leg-spinner Adil Rashid (13/2) and Liam Livingstone (24/1).

We brought in Jordan to add depth to our batting: Buttler
Jos Buttler said, “Adil bowled brilliantly. Livi also bowled well. When you are not bowling in the match and suddenly you have to bowl four overs, it is difficult. So he deserves credit for being ready.” The England captain also praised the bowling of returning Jordan. He took four wickets in five balls including a hat-trick in the 19th over and dismissed the tail-enders of America. Due to which the American team collapsed for 115 runs in 18.5 overs. Buttler said, “We had great options. We included Jordan to add depth to our batting and taking a hat-trick in the World Cup is a great effort from him.”

tag: ICC T20 World Cup, Jos Buttler


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