BBC UK – Pint-sized TMS: England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs

England batsman Jos Buttler says he did not “kick his heels” and feel like a “failure” during his absence from the Test team – because he could play in Twenty20 tournaments around the world.

Summary

  • Pint-sized TMS: England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs England batsman Jos Buttler says he did not “kick his heels” and feel like a “failure” during his absence from the Test team – because he could play in Twenty20 tournaments around the world.
  • Buttler, 27, hit two fifties during the recent 1-1 series draw with Pakistan following his recall to the Test side.
  • Buttler hit 80 not out, including 35 off his final 11 balls, to help England post 363 against Pakistan on Sunday as the hosts won by an innings and 55 runs inside three days to level the series.
  • I was a real wildcard pick’ Jos Buttler ‘wallops’ huge six off Faheem Ashraf Buttler’s Test recall came after an impressive spell for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, during which he scored 548 runs in 13 innings – including five consecutive half-centuries.
  • Prior to his 80 not out at Headingley, he made 67 in the nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s last month.


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