Jos Buttler, who stamped his authority as one of the best-limited overs cricketer by taking England home from the position where it all seemed doomed at Old Trafford, has come out and stated that it is the wins like the one on Sunday that gives him immense pleasure and most joy.
Chasing Australia's very modest 205, England were struggling at 114-8 before Buttler smashed a 110* off just 122 balls to take his team home. He did it with some support from England's tailenders but this was an exhibition of match-winning ability if ever there was one. He ensured that England inflicts their maiden whitewash over Australia in an ODI series.
Having received the man of the series award for his outstanding exploits right throughout the series, Buttler was heard saying, “It was a very enjoyable innings to be able to play. When you are out there you think 'all I need to be is here at the end' and planning from then on, It is a really great feeling hitting the winning runs and coming off winning games you don’t deserve to. They are almost the more enjoyable ones"
“It's a good habit to have, knowing how to win and finding a way to win when you probably shouldn't. Adil Rashid played a fantastic hand, and so did Jake Ball. He soaked it up and handled it brilliantly. I had a lot of faith in Rash. As soon as we got to 30 or 40 to win, I thought we could take it all the way. It's great for the side. We weren't as good as we could be, but to win the game is all that counts. That will stand us in good stead.”
Buttler with his knock, got Captain Eoin Morgan delighted. Morgan is extremely pleased with the way his team is playing with the World Cup less than a year away.
“It is another series win. Winning 5-0 is not something we speak about, We've learned a lot throughout the series. At Trent Bridge we found a new gear to aspire to. We've progressed through the series and to win 5-0 is pretty special."
(Inputs from Telegraph)