Thursday, 9 December, 2021

Buttler says maiden T20 ton at World Cup is ‘right up there’

Jos Buttler on Monday became the first England batsman to score a century in all three formats and rated his unbeaten 101 at the Twenty20 World Cup as "right up there" in his glorious career.

Buttler's maiden T20 ton steered England to 163 for seven and a 26-run win over Sri Lanka in Sharjah to extend their unbeaten streak to four in the Super 12 stage. Buttler smashed six fours and six sixes in his 67-ball knock and put on 112 with skipper Eoin Morgan, who made 40, to lift England after they were in trouble at 35-3.

"Right up there. Hopefully still more good days to come but I certainly enjoyed today," the wicketkeeper-batsman said on his first T20 hundred in 86 internationals.