Jos Buttler's crucial innings at Manchester helped England post a big total against India at Manchester © Getty Images
Jos Buttler’s crucial innings at Manchester helped England post a big total against India © Getty Images


By Rajarshi Majumdar


Aug 12, 2014


England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has impressed the selectors ever since he moved to Lancashire the last winter. His performances caught the eyes of the selectors and earned him a place in the England Test squad. He also played a crucial role in the last two Tests that he played for his country. Buttler went to score an impressive half-century in his first ever Test innings for England against India at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton hence proving his worth with the bat. He was also terrific behind the stumps in both the Test matches at Southampton and at Manchester where the hosts overpowered the visitors.


According to the England Cricket Board official website, the hosts won the fourth Test match against India at Old Trafford by an innings and 54 runs. They picked up nine wickets in the final session of the 3rd Day’s play which was set up by superb bowling performances from the English bowlers and Jos Buttler too played his hands as he scored 70 runs in the first innings which helped England to post a huge total against India.


While speaking t the official England Cricket website, Buttler said, “I couldn’t have wished for a better start, especially here today at what is now my home ground. The atmosphere is incredible and that period where we took four quick wickets and make it look like we could win the game tonight was amazing.”



He further added, “It was a brilliant team performance from the start of the game to finish. We bowled exceptionally well that first morning from losing the toss but to pick up those wickets tonight we bowled so well, especially Moeen Ali. The guys at the other end with Stuart Broad out of the attack, they had to stand up and they did that brilliantly.”


Buttler expressed his delight, “They’re two different innings in different scenarios and it’s a confidence booster for me to know that I could play the type of innings that I could this game, but a little frustrating as well because you always feel like you can get more runs.”


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