In one of Jos Buttler's four sixes, the ball was sent out of the stadium over the straight boundary against off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz
England’s Jos Buttler has become one of the most fearsome batsmen in the shorter version of the game and he proved against Bangladesh in their World Cup match as to why he is considered so dangerous when he gets going.
The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman has played 133 ODIs for England prior to this match, and scored 3,652 runs with a staggering strike rate of 119.93.
Buttler has already struck a 75-ball hundred in this World Cup in the previous game.
Bangladesh knew Buttler will be a threat during their bowling and the aggressive batsman duly delivered.
The right-hander scored 64 off 44 balls against the Tigers with two fours and four sixes.
England were going strong with Jason Roy’s 153 at the top.
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Just when Roy got out, England send Buttler to No 4, a bit earlier than his usual No 6 position, to maintain the momentum.
The score was 235 for the loss of three wickets in the 35th over.
Bangladesh just took the wickets of Joe Root and Roy within three overs and created a chance to get back on track.
But Buttler smashed a brilliant 64 to hamper any chance of a Bangladesh turnaround.
In one of his four sixes, the ball was sent out of the stadium over the straight boundary against off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Interestingly, he played the shot on his back foot, which showed how powerful he is.
ENGLAND INNINGS R B
Roy c Mashrafe b Miraz 153 121
Bairstow c Miraz b Mashrafe 51 50
Root b Saifuddin 21 29
Buttler c Soumya b Saifuddin 64 44
Morgan c Soumya b Miraz 35 33
Stokes c Mashrafe b Mustafizur 6 7
Woakes not out 18 8
Plunkett not out 27 9
Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 7) 11
Total (50 Overs) 386/6
Fall Of Wickets
1-128 (Bairstow), 2-205 (Root), 3-235 (Roy), 4-330 (Buttler), 5-340 (Morgan), 6-341 (Stokes)
Shakib 10-0-71-0, Mashrafe 10-0-68-1, Saifuddin 9-0-78-2, Mustafizur 9-0-75-1, Miraz 10-0-67-2, Mosaddek 2-0-24-0
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim c Morgan b Wood 19 29
Soumya b Archer 2 8
Shakib b Stokes 121 119
Mushfiq c Roy b Plunkett 44 50
Mithun c Bairstow b Rashid 0 2
Mahmudullah c Bairstow b Wood 28 41
Mosaddek c Archer b Stokes 26 16
Saifuddin b Stokes 5 8
Miraz c Bairstow b Archer 12 8
Mashrafe not out 4 9
Mustafizur c Bairstow b Archer 0 3
Extras (lb 9, w 10) 19
Total (48.5 Overs) 280 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-8 (Soumya), 2-63 (Tamim), 3-169 (Mushfiq), 4-170 (Mithun), 5-219 (Shakib), 6-254 (Mosaddek), 7-261 (Mahmudullah), 8-264 (Saifuddin), 9-280 (Miraz), 10-280 (Mustafizur)
Woakes 8-0-67-0, Archer 8.5-2-29-3, Plunkett 8-0-36-1, Wood 8-0-52-2, Rashid 10-0-64-1, Stokes 6-1-23-3
England won by 106 runs
MoM: Jason Roy