Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

Jos Buttler’s poor kind continued as England have been overwhelmed by 4 wickets within the first match of their ODI sequence in opposition to the West Indies.

The England skipper didn’t make it into double figures after he was dismissed tamely by spinner Gudakesh Motie (2-49).

His outing lasted 13 deliveries as he scored the bottom whole of any England batter, with everybody besides Gus Atkinson (4) making it into double figures because the vacationers posted 325.

It was not sufficient for victory, although, because of a shocking Shai Hope century which noticed the West Indies house with seven balls to spare.

“You at all times need to play properly and it has been a short time since I’ve performed properly,” Buttler mentioned within the post-match interview.

“I simply have to work exhausting and belief that it’s going to come again.”

Buttler tried to reverse sweep spinner Motie however as an alternative gloved the ball to slide. The ball was taken by Alick Athanaze on the second try after he knocked it into the air.

Throughout England’s humbling World Cup marketing campaign, Buttler didn’t make a single half-century and averaged 15.33 within the 9 group-stage matches.

England’s openers Phil Salt (45) and Will Jacks (26) fared higher than Buttler in Antigua as they raced to 76-0 by the ninth over.

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Buttler got here into the sequence off the again of a poor World Cup

Reflecting on this effort, Buttler mentioned: “I believed it was a implausible batting effort by us. They [Salt and Jacks] set the tone on the prime. The West Indies pegged us again a bit within the center part nevertheless it was implausible effort to get to that rating and it wanted a implausible innings to chase it down.

“Unbelievable sport of cricket. A variety of credit score goes to Shai Hope and his team-mates. They performed very well on the again finish to chase these runs down.

“Credit score to Shai and Romario (Shepherd). It was some implausible hitting. We are going to be taught rather a lot from that.”

Regardless of their defeat, Buttler remained constructive concerning the total efficiency of the workforce.

England’s leg-spin bowler Rehan Ahmed (2-40) was the decide of the assault after he took necessary wickets at key factors within the sport, trapping Athanaze (66) lbw and having Sherfane Rutherford (six) caught at deep midwicket.

“There was a implausible effort and credit score to Hope and Shepherd with the sixes. I believed Rehan Ahmed was implausible along with his leg spin-bowling.

“A variety of good things within the sport, we did issues properly and we will do issues higher.”

Hope: I at all times again myself to win from any place

West Indies skipper Hope struck a magical 109 not out to place his aspect 1-0 up within the three-match sequence.

“It was for a profitable trigger and that is all we play for. My intention is to win video games and I at all times again myself to win from any place,” Hope mentioned, talking to TNT Sports activities.

“Shepherd was wonderful, he at all times is. He is a kind of guys you possibly can rely on and nice at this stage.

“We’re beginning the sequence on a excessive. The intention is to repeat this within the subsequent match.”

Hope reached his sixteenth ODI hundred, his first in opposition to England, and hit 4 boundaries and 7 sixes throughout his outing.

“I believed England’s openers performed properly, each time we’d play off the road they’d hit the ball away to the boundary. The sooner we be taught, the sooner we’ll enhance,” Hope added.

“There have been a couple of dropped catches too so if we need to be one of the best workforce on the earth, we have now to play our greatest. I am proud of the win and with the workforce.

“It is good to see Alick Athanaze getting runs too. We would like consistency, not only a one off.

“I am proud of the blokes and hopefully we will proceed this.”

What’s subsequent?

The sequence stays in Antigua for the second ODI, happening on Wednesday on the identical venue (5.30pm begin), earlier than the third and ultimate ODI is performed in Barbados on Saturday (5.30pm begin).

A five-match T20 sequence then begins in Barbados on December 12, with two video games in Grenada (December 14 and 16) and two extra in Trinidad and Tobago (December 19 and 21). Watch all one of the best dwell sport and extra with NOW.

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