NOTTINGHAM, 6 JUNE: Alastair Cook forecast Jos Buttler’s decisive innings against New Zealand at Trent Bridge would be the first of many occasions the talented shotmaker swung a match England’s way.
The 22-year-old Somerset wicket-keeper/batsman was outscored by England team-mates Ian Bell (82) and Eoin Morgan (49) in Wednesday’s day/night clash. But it was Buttler’s 47 not out off just 16 balls that was pivotal in setting up a 34-run win in the third one-day international, albeit New Zealand took the series 2-1. Brief scores: England 287/6 v New Zealand 253 all out.