“His innings was the difference” Buttler Acknowledges de Kock’s Game-Changing Innings in Defeat

The entire cricket fraternity is witnessing the exciting phase of the ongoing T20 World Cup. the Super Eight stage is going on.  The fifth match of the Super Eight stage witnessed a clash between South Africa and England. In that match, England faced a heartbreaking defeat by a small margin. The defeat left them in a tricky situation. After the defeat, England skipper Jos Buttler talked about this. 

Reflecting on the Defeat:

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After ending the group stage, England and South Africa entered into the Super Eight stage. In the fifth match of the stage, both teams locked horns at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. In that match, England was seen struggling while batting in the first innings. They failed to restrict the South African batters at the right time. Only Jofra Archer caught the attention by taking three wickets. South African batters showed their resilience by dominating them. 

While reflecting on the defeat, Buttler said, “Powerplay. Quinton de Kock came in with a lot of intent and we couldn’t quite match that. We pulled it back and were happy to chase that target but his innings was the difference. We came back well with the ball.”

Praising Brook and Livingstone:

While chasing the target of 164 runs, England’s batters lost the first few wickets quickly. Buttler, Bairstow, and Phil Salt walked out early. After that, Harry Brook and Liam Livingstone held the innings. Brook completed his half-century and played a knock of 53 runs in 37 balls. Liam Livingstone accompanied him by playing an impactful innings of 33 runs only in 17 balls. Their innings boosted team’s score. 

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While praising them, Buttler said, “Brook and Livingstone had a fantastic partnership to get us close and even look like favourties but credit to South Africa for closing out the game.”

Later he added, “Really valuable. He’s very understanding that you don’t get to face many balls in T20 cricket at that positions. He’s hitting the ball really well in the nets and backing himself. Looking forward to the next one.”

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The entire cricket fraternity is witnessing the exciting phase of the ongoing T20 World Cup. the Super Eight stage is going on.  The fifth match of the Super Eight stage witnessed a clash between South Africa and England. In that match, England faced a heartbreaking defeat by a small margin. The defeat left them in a tricky situation. After the defeat, England skipper Jos Buttler talked about this. 

Reflecting on the Defeat:

After ending the group stage, England and South Africa entered into the Super Eight stage. In the fifth match of the stage, both teams locked horns at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. In that match, England was seen struggling while batting in the first innings. They failed to restrict the South African batters at the right time. Only Jofra Archer caught the attention by taking three wickets. South African batters showed their resilience by dominating them. 

While reflecting on the defeat, Buttler said, “Powerplay. Quinton de Kock came in with a lot of intent and we couldn't quite match that. We pulled it back and were happy to chase that target but his innings was the difference. We came back well with the ball.”

Praising Brook and Livingstone:

While chasing the target of 164 runs, England's batters lost the first few wickets quickly. Buttler, Bairstow, and Phil Salt walked out early. After that, Harry Brook and Liam Livingstone held the innings. Brook completed his half-century and played a knock of 53 runs in 37 balls. Liam Livingstone accompanied him by playing an impactful innings of 33 runs only in 17 balls. Their innings boosted team’s score. 

While praising them, Buttler said, “Brook and Livingstone had a fantastic partnership to get us close and even look like favourties but credit to South Africa for closing out the game.”

Later he added, “Really valuable. He's very understanding that you don't get to face many balls in T20 cricket at that positions. He's hitting the ball really well in the nets and backing himself. Looking forward to the next one.”

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